Pulmonary Edema Treatment

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4607   6 years ago
samer176 | 9 subscribers
4607   6 years ago
Pulmonary edema is almost always treated in the emergency room or hospital. You may need to be in an intensive care unit (ICU).

Oxygen is given through a face mask or tiny plastic tubes are placed in the nose.
A breathing tube may be placed into the windpipe (trachea) so you can be connected to a breathing machine (ventilator) if you cannot breathe well on your own.
The cause of edema should be identified and treated quickly. For example, if a heart attack has caused the condition, it must be treated right away.

Medicines that may be used include:

Diuretics that remove excess fluid from the body
Medicines that strengthen the heart muscle, control the heartbeat, or relieve pressure on the heart
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