Chapter 14. Pulmonary Edema

  1. Errol R. Norwitz MD, PhD Professor Director1,
  2. Michael A. Belfort MD, PhD Professor Director2,3,
  3. George R. Saade MD Professor4 and
  4. Hugh Miller MD5

Published Online: 6 MAY 2010

DOI: 10.1002/9781444314489.ch14

Obstetric Clinical Algorithms: Management and Evidence

Obstetric Clinical Algorithms: Management and Evidence

How to Cite

Norwitz, E. R., Belfort, M. A., Saade, G. R. and Miller, H. (2010) Pulmonary Edema, in Obstetric Clinical Algorithms: Management and Evidence, Wiley-Blackwell, Oxford, UK. doi: 10.1002/9781444314489.ch14

Author Information

  1. 1

    Department of Obstetrics, Gynecology & Reproductive Sciences, Yale-New Haven Hospital, New Haven, CT, USA

  2. 2

    Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, University of Utah School of Medicine, Salt Lake City, UT, USA

  3. 3

    Perinatal Research and Fetal Therapy Program, HCA Healthcare, Nashville, TN, USA

  4. 4

    Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, University of Texas Medical Branch, Galveston, TX, USA

  5. 5

    Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, University of Arizona, Tucson, AZ, USA

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 6 MAY 2010
  2. Published Print: 23 APR 2010

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9781405181112

Online ISBN: 9781444314489

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Keywords:

  • pulmonary edema - accumulation of fluid in alveolar and interstitial spaces of lungs;
  • risk factors for pulmonary edema;
  • fluid accumulation in alveolar space - hypoxemia and shortness of breath;
  • fluid accumulation symptoms - cough, chest pain, palpitations, fatigue and low-grade fever;
  • alternative diagnoses - pulmonary embolism, severe asthma exacerbation and pneumonia;
  • pregnant women with pulmonary edema - maternal echocardiogram;
  • noncardiogenic pulmonary edema - radiographic evidence;
  • cardiogenic pulmonary edema - increased transudation of protein-poor fluid