JAMES K. FINLAYSON, M.B., M.R.C.P.; MILTON N. LURIA, M.D.; C. ALPHEUS STANFIELD, M.D.; PAUL N. YU, M.D., F.A.C.P.
Data on the hemodynamic changes which occur during acute pulmonary edema in man are still relatively scanty although a few workers have published their findings in this condition.1-4 Recently in our laboratory we studied five patients who developed acute pulmonary edema during cardiac catheterization. In each patient the onset of pulmonary edema was evidenced by acute dyspnea, cough, mental distress, and the development of râles throughout the lung fields. In one patient frothy pink sputum was expectorated. We present our methods and our results below.
The patients were studied in the supine position and all pressure measurements were referred
FINLAYSON JK, LURIA MN, STANFIELD CA, YU PN. HEMODYNAMIC STUDIES IN ACUTE PULMONARY EDEMA12. Ann Intern Med. 1961;54:244–252. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-54-2-244
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