flash pulmonary edema


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flash pulmonary edema

rapid (that is, in minutes) development of pulmonary edema; can be seen in association with cardiac ischemia or transient papillary muscle dysfunction of the mitral valve, as well as in cases with other pathology.
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The patient subsequently underwent a right sleeve pneumonectomy; however, he tragically died secondary to intraoperative flash pulmonary edema in the left lung.