Robert Ricketts*, Henry Huang and Ashutosh Wali
Department of Anesthesiology, Baylor College of Medicine, USA
*Corresponding Author: Robert Ricketts MD, Department of Anesthesiology, Baylor College of Medicine, USA.
Received: March 29, 2018; Published: May 21, 2018
Citation: Robert Ricketts MD., et al. “Acute Pulmonary Edema and Pulmonary Hypertension in a Pre-Eclamptic Pre-Term Woman”. Acta Scientific Medical Sciences 2.3 (2018).
Although uncommon, acute pulmonary edema is a significant cause of morbidity and mortality in the peripartum woman. Many factors intrinsic to pregnancy and the patient herself contribute to the development of pulmonary edema in the peripartum woman. We present a unique pre-term patient who was identified as having acute onset pulmonary edema and pulmonary hypertension concurrently with having pre-eclampsia and pre-existing chronic hypertension. The combined pulmonary edema and pulmonary hypertension of this patient posed unique challenges in her initial assessment and management, which we review. We further review the literature on the causes of acute pulmonary edema in the peripartum woman in addition to discussing diagnostic and manage ment considerations of these patients.
Keywords: Pulmonary Edema; Pulmonary Hypertension; Pre-Eclampsia; Pregnancy
Copyright: © 2018 Robert Ricketts MD., et al. This is an open-access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original author and source are credited.