Acute Pulmonary Edema: Questions

1. What is the basic pathophysiology of acute pulmonary edema (APE)?  How does this differ from a CHF exacerbation?

2. What medications do you use for immediate management of APE and why?

3. What is the role of non-invasive positive pressure ventilation (NIPPV) in APE?  Which is preferred: CPAP or BiPAP?

4. When do you intubate?

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