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Pulmonary odema - not every day, but why?

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  • Posted By: Timukuk
  • April 24, 2013
  • 04:57 AM

I have known heart condition, including left ventricle issues, mitral valve etc., so I'm not completely ignorant of what's going on.

However, I get occasional attacks of pulmonary odema - always at night, ie lying down, aka dypsnea.

What I cannot for the life of me understand is why does this only happen periodically? It is not every night. Far from it. I can go weeks without an attack. But I have had a hard time of these last two nights, and it's getting me down.

I'm due to see my doc today, as it happens, and will ask him, but I would like to steal a march and gen up first.

I got the impression that this odema was every night. Is it perhaps being triggered by something?



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