Australian Family Physician
Australian Family Physician


Volume 39, Issue 12, December 2010

Acute pulmonary oedema Management in general practice

Andrew Baird
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Acute pulmonary oedema is a life threatening emergency that requires immediate intervention with a management plan and an evidence based treatment protocol.
This article describes the features, causes, prevalence and prognosis of heart failure and the management of acute pulmonary oedema.
Presentations of acute pulmonary oedema and acute heart failure to general practice require a coordinated and urgent response. Initial assessment, management and monitoring should occur concurrently and must be modified in response to clinical changes.

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