Pulmonary edema

Most cases of pulmonary edema are due to an abnormal colloid osmotic pressure-pulmonary artery wedge pressure (COP-PAWP) gradient. Such cases usually respond to oxygen and diuretic therapy. Although some authorities advocate pulmonary artery catheterization in all pre-eclamptic women with pulmonary edema, its use is probably best limited to patients with persistent hypoxemia. Measurement of cardiac output, COP-PAWP gradient, and left ventricular stroke work index allows clarification of the pathophysiological mechanism. Women with cardiogenic pulmonary edema associated with left ventricular failure may benefit from afterload reduction.

Sleep Apnea

Sleep Apnea

Have You Been Told Over And Over Again That You Snore A Lot, But You Choose To Ignore It? Have you been experiencing lack of sleep at night and find yourself waking up in the wee hours of the morning to find yourself gasping for air?

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