pulmonary congestion


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pulmonary congestion

The accumulation of an abnormal amount of blood in the vascular bed of the lungs. It usually occurs in association with heart failure.
See also: congestion
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The improvement in clinical outcome of ambulatory patients with systolic HF who underwent follow-up evaluations that included echocardiography, LUS, and the assessment NPs can be attributed to prevention of clinically overt pulmonary congestion, refractoriness to loop diuretics, and a better titration of cardiovascular drugs.
In acute AR the heart looks with adequate size, but there is evidence of pulmonary congestion (See Fig 4).
Pulmonary congestion (or edema)--Fluid accumulation in the lungs.
Chest x-ray showed signs of pulmonary congestion and ventricular enlargement.
In some circumstances such as cardiac tamponade and right ventricle myocardial infarction, intravenous fluid (usually isotonic saline) should be given to patients with evidence of low cardiac output (hypotension, hypoperfusion, and a low or normal jugular venous [JVP] pressure) who do not have pulmonary congestion or evidence of right heart failure.
This narrowing of the pulmonary veins impairs the return of oxygenated blood to the left atrium, resulting in pulmonary congestion, decreased oxygenation via increased venous pressure, and ultimately elevated pulmonary artery pressures.
[sup][13] Diffuse alveolar damage associated with interstitial pulmonary congestion, edema, exudation and inflammatory cell infiltration are signs of the pathological changes of the acute phase of RILI.
In our study pulmonary edema, diffuse alveolar damage and acute pulmonary congestion, all falling under the preview of acute lung injury, accounted for aprox.
As a result, left ventricular dysfunction easily and directly causes pulmonary congestion.
Pulmonary congestion without focal infiltrates was evident on a chest radiograph; an electrocardiogram indicated normal voltage, and saddle-shaped S-T elevations in 6 leads did not indicate ischemic distribution.
His chest X-ray shows increased diffuse pulmonary congestion and hilar markings, A CVP is placed and is reading 15 mm Hg.