Elevated LVEDP, Chronic Pulmonary Oedema and Valve Disease

Authors

  • Prithwish Banerjee Dept of Cardiology University Hospitals Coventry & Warwickshire Coventry, UK CV2 2DX Faculty of Health & Life Sciences Coventry University Coventry, UK http://orcid.org/0000-0001-7793-1733

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.17987/icfj.v15i0.534

Keywords:

increased LVEDP, chronic pulmonary oedema, valvular heart disease

Abstract

As part of ageing and with increased longevity of older people there has been a rise of those with left ventricular diastolic dysfunction (LVDD) and increased left ventricular end diastolic pressure (LVEDP). Comorbidities like hypertension, diabetes, chronic kidney disease, coronary artery disease and others appear to be contributing to this .  Chronic interstitial pulmonary oedema may be a part of the presentation of those with elevated LVEDP/LVDD. Progressive valvular heart disease may also complicate the picture and make clinical decision-making difficult. This case report discusses these issues.

Author Biography

Prithwish Banerjee, Dept of Cardiology University Hospitals Coventry & Warwickshire Coventry, UK CV2 2DX Faculty of Health & Life Sciences Coventry University Coventry, UK

Dept of Cardiology Consultant Cardiologist & Head of Heart Failure Services

Honorary Professor of Cardiology

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2019-03-12

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