Pulmonary Edema vs. Emphysema Topic Guide

Pulmonary Edema vs. Emphysema Pulmonary Edema vs. Emphysema: Pulmonary edema is an excess collection of watery fluid in the lungs. This fluid makes it difficult for the lungs to function (to exchange oxygen and carbon dioxide with cells in the bloodstream). Emphysema is a chronic, progressive lung disease that causes shortness of breath due to over-inflation of the alveoli (air sacs in the lung).

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