Cardiogenic pulmonary edema
This condition usually occurs when the diseased or overworked left ventricle isnt able to pump out enough of the blood it receives from lungs (congestive heart failure). As a result, pressure increases inside the left atrium and then in the veins and capillaries in lungs, causing fluid to be pushed through the capillary walls into the air sacs.
Medical conditions that can cause the left ventricle to become weak and eventually fail include:
· Heart valve problems
Other conditions may lead to cardiogenic pulmonary edema, such as high blood pressure due to narrowed kidney arteries (renal artery stenosis) and fluid buildup due to kidney disease or heart problems.
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