Flash pulmonary edema in patients with chronic kidney disease and end stage renal disease.

  title={Flash pulmonary edema in patients with chronic kidney disease and end stage renal disease.},
  author={Carol Motes Headley and Barry M. Wall},
  journal={Nephrology nursing journal : journal of the American Nephrology Nurses' Association},
  volume={34 1},
  pages={15-26, 37; quiz 27-8}
Flash pulmonary edema, also termed acute onset pulmonary edema, is characterized by the sudden onset of respiratory distress related to accumulation of fluid in the lung interstitium over a matter of minutes or hours. Chronic kidney disease is often associated with predisposing cardiac risk factors that make patients susceptible to development of flash pulmonary edema. This article highlights the connection between cardiac pathologies found in chronic kidney disease and development of flash… CONTINUE READING
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