Acute postobstructive pulmonary edema Academic Article Article uri icon

Overview

MeSH Major

  • Lung
  • Pulmonary Diffusing Capacity
  • Pulmonary Disease, Chronic Obstructive
  • Pulmonary Emphysema
  • Smoking

abstract

  • Acute postobstructive pulmonary edema may occur after airway obstruction. A decrease in intrathoracic and intraalveolar pressures causes an increased blood flow into the pulmonary vasculature and favors the development of pulmonary edema. Two mechanisms for the development of acute postobstructive pulmonary edema are proposed: type 1 follows acute airway obstruction, and type 2 follows relief of chronic airway obstruction.

publication date

  • January 1995

Research

keywords

  • Academic Article

Identity

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1016/S0194-5998(95)70242-3

PubMed ID

  • 7838544

Additional Document Info

start page

  • 235

end page

  • 7

volume

  • 112

number

  • 2