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Created with Fabric.js 1.4.5 Causes -Most often caused by congestive heart failure-When the heart isn't able to pump correctly,blood will back up into the veins that take theblood throughout the lungs. The pressure in the lungs blood vessels increase because fluid is beingpushed in the air sacs (alveoli) in the lungs. The fluid reduces the normal oxygen movement throughout the lung. start from scratch[clears the canvas] Pulmonary Edema -Treatment for Pulmonary Edema is almost, always treated in the emergency room or in the hospital. After treatment, the patient might need to be in the intensive care unit (ICU). -Oxygen should be given to the patient through a face mask or plastic tubes placed in the nose. -If the patient is not able to breath on his/her own a breathing tube will be placed in the patient'swindpipe, to be connected to a breathing machine. Treatment - Pulmonary Edema prognosis depends onthe cause of the patients Pulmonary Edema. -The patients condition could get better quickly or slowly. - Some patients might need to use a breathing machine for a long time. - If the patients Pulmonary Edema is nottreated it could be life-threatening to the patient. Symptoms Pulmonary Edema is an abnormal build up of fluid in the air sacs of the lungs and eventually will lead to shortness of breath Pulmonary Edema symptoms are: - Coughing up blood - Difficulty breathing while lying down-Feeling "air hunger" or "drowning" while sleeping-Grunting, Gurgling sounds while breathing -Problems speaking full sentences Prognosis Statistics -5 million Americas are diagnosed with Pulmonary Edema.-550,000 cases of Pulmonary Edema are added each year.- Pilmonary Edema can affect 1%-2% general population.-Between the ages of 40-75 years old.-Males more than females.-The death rate for Pulmonary Edema is 1 in 364,611 equal to 746 people in the U.S.
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