Pulmonary edema

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Non-Cardiogenic Pulmonary Edema Mnemonic – NOT CARDIAC

This mnemonic has been commonly used to recall the non-cardiogenic causes of pulmonary edema: N – Near drowning O – oxygen therapy T – Transfusion related acute lung injury or Trauma C – CNS (neurogenic pulmonary edema) A – Acute Respiratory Distress Syndrome, aspiration, altitude (high altitude pulmonary edema or HAPE) R – renal disorder or … Continue reading

Kerley B Lines

History: 60 year old male with lower extremity edema and shortness of breath.  This is an excellent example of Kerley B lines. These lines are created by interlobular septal thickening, typically created by fluid collecting within the pulmonary interstitium. Classically Kerley B lines are seen with cardiogenic pulmonary edema, where left ventricular failure causes increased … Continue reading