Update 1987 pp 95-108 | Cite as

Formation and Clearance of Pulmonary Edema

  • M. A. Matthay
Part of the Update in Intensive Care and Emergency Medicine book series (UICM, volume 3)


In general, pulmonary edema develops either from high pressure in the pulmonary circulation or from a breakdown in the normal barrier permeability of the pulmonary endothelium. In some experimental and clinical conditions, both high pressure and increased vascular permeability in the pulmonary circulation are responsible for the development of pulmonary edema. Some types of pulmonary edema are difficult to classify. Neurogenic and high-altitude pulmonary edema are good examples.


Acute Lung Injury Adult Respiratory Distress Syndrome Left Atrial Pressure Extravascular Lung Water Edema Fluid 
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