Acute pulmonary oedema: not always cardiogenic

Bonello, M ORCID: 0000-0002-0080-3976, Pullicino, R and Larner, AJ
(2017) Acute pulmonary oedema: not always cardiogenic. JOURNAL OF THE ROYAL COLLEGE OF PHYSICIANS OF EDINBURGH, 47 (1). pp. 57-59.

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A patient presented with fulminant pulmonary oedema and required acute intubation and ventilation. There was no history of a prior cardiac disorder. As he was weaned from sedation, following stabilisation of his pulmonary status, neurological signs suggestive of brainstem dysfunction became apparent. Investigations showed infarcts in the posterior cerebral circulation secondary to a vertebral artery dissection. Neurogenic pulmonary oedema needs to be considered in any patient with fulminant pulmonary oedema without overt evidence or history of cardiac disease.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: extracranial vertebral artery dissection, neurogenic pulmonary oedema
Depositing User: Symplectic Admin
Date Deposited: 06 Feb 2019 11:04
Last Modified: 19 Jan 2023 01:05
DOI: 10.4997/JRCPE.2017.112
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