A case of pulmonary edema: The critical role of lung-heart integrated ultrasound examination

Submitted: July 18, 2018
Accepted: September 19, 2018
Published: October 1, 2018
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Cardiogenic pulmonary edema is a common presentation of acute heart failure normally treated with continuous positive airway pressure (CPAP), diuretics and nitrates. This therapy is contraindicated in case of cardiac tamponade. We describe a case of pulmonary edema due to cardiac tamponade in which integrated lung-heart ultrasound examination allowed prompt diagnosis and pericardiocentesis before administration of CPAP thus avoiding circulatory collapse.

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Sforza, Alfonso, Maria Viviana Carlino, Mario Guarino, Salvatore Russo, Giovanni Albano, Fiorella Paladino, and Costantino Mancusi. 2018. “A Case of Pulmonary Edema: The Critical Role of Lung-Heart Integrated Ultrasound Examination”. Monaldi Archives for Chest Disease 88 (3). https://doi.org/10.4081/monaldi.2018.982.