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Non Cardiogenic Pulmonary Edema

NONCARDIOGENIC PULMONARY EDEMA Noncardiogenic pulmonary edema(NCPE) results from elevated pulmonary capillary hydrostatic pressure damage to vascular endothelium by factors that disrupt pulmonary surfactant and decrease lung compliance. CAUSES: drug overdose near drowning thermal injury inhalation of toxic gases trauma sepsis shock high altitude illness ...Read More


CARDIOGENIC PULMONARY EDEMA DEFINITION: Interstitial edema, including fluid engorgement of the perivascular and peribronchial spaces and the alveolar wall interstitium. ETIOLOGY: Arrhythmias , MI , severe systemic hypertension Pulmonary embolism , valvular heart disease Increased pulmonary capillary wedge pressure PATHOPHYSIOLOGY: Cardiogenic pulmonary edema occurs ...Read More