Pulmonary Edema | Symptoms, Causes and Treatment

3. Circulation

The most common cause of pulmonary edema is congestive heart failure, where an overworked or diseased heart is unable to pump blood efficiently, resulting in the accumulation of blood in the pulmonary vessels, which is then filtered into the lung’s air sacs. Thus, a variety of drugs are indicated to decrease the workload of the heart in these patients.