Pulmonary Edema Assessed by Ultrasound: Impact in Cardiology and Intensive Care Practice

  title={Pulmonary Edema Assessed by Ultrasound: Impact in Cardiology and Intensive Care Practice},
  author={P. Blanco and T. Cianciulli},
  pages={778 - 787}
  • P. Blanco, T. Cianciulli
  • Published 2016
  • Medicine
  • Echocardiography
  • Pulmonary edema is a frequent condition found in adult patients hospitalized in cardiology wards and intensive care units. Ultrasonography is a diagnostic modality with a high sensitivity for the detection of extravascular lung water, visualized as B lines, and usually caused by cardiogenic or noncardiogenic pulmonary edema. This paper highlights a simple method for the assessment of patients with pulmonary edema, which allows for a differential diagnosis of its possible mechanism and… CONTINUE READING
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