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How is pulmonary edema diagnosed?

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To help the doctor find out what’s going on, you may need to:

  • Answer questions about your medical history
  • Have a physical exam
  • Get a chest X-ray so the doctor can study your heart and lungs
  • Have heart tests to measure how well your heart beats
  • Have a blood test to find out how much oxygen and carbon dioxide are in your blood

SOURCES:

Mayo Clinic: "Pulmonary Edema."

American Heart Association: "Types of Heart Failure."

Up to Date: "Noncardiogenic Pulmonary Edema."

Medscape: "Cardiogenic Pulmonary Edema Treatment & Management."

Reviewed by James Beckerman on April 30, 2020

SOURCES:

Mayo Clinic: "Pulmonary Edema."

American Heart Association: "Types of Heart Failure."

Up to Date: "Noncardiogenic Pulmonary Edema."

Medscape: "Cardiogenic Pulmonary Edema Treatment & Management."

Reviewed by James Beckerman on April 30, 2020

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