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PULMONARY EDEMA

– can be a result of a left sided heart failure,
– a pulmonary edema can result in increased pressure in the capillaries of the lungs.

Assessment on a patient with Pulmonary Edema

  • RESTLESSNESS
  • DYSPNEA
  • PAROXYSMAL COUGH
  • TACHYPNEA
  • ANXIETY
  • CHEST PAIN

Diagnostic Test

  • CHEST X RAY
  • ABG’S: CAN BE RESPIRATORY ALKALOSIS & RESPIRATORY ACIDOSIS
  • ON A HEMODYNAMIC MONITORING: THERE IS AN INCREASES IN PAWP, CVP, PAP.
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