Pulmonary Edema Topic Guide
Pulmonary Edema: Pulmonary edema is a collection of excess fluid in the lungs. Pulmonary edema is classified as either cardiogenic (caused by heart problems) and non-cardiogenic. The primary symptom of pulmonary edema is shortness of breath. Pulmonary edema can be a life-threatening medical situation. The treatment for pulmonary edema can be ICU care in some cases, and medication in other cases.
Pleurisy The pleura is a 2-layered sac that holds the lungs and separates them from the chest wall, diaphragm, and heart. Pleurisy is an inflammation of this sac. The pleura that ...