Which findings are characteristics of cor pulmonale?

Cor pulmonale itself is usually asymptomatic but common physical findings include a left parasternal systolic lift, a loud pulmonic component of S2, functional tricuspid and pulmonic insufficiency murmurs, and later, distended jugular veins, hepatomegaly, and lower-extremity edema.

What do you hear in pulmonary oedema?

Grunting, gurgling, or wheezing sounds with breathing.

What is a Noncardiogenic pulmonary edema?

Pulmonary edema that is not caused by increased pressures in your heart is called noncardiogenic pulmonary edema. Causes of noncardiogenic pulmonary edema include: Acute respiratory distress syndrome (ARDS). This serious disorder occurs when your lungs suddenly fill with fluid and inflammatory white blood cells.

What ECG finding is suggestive of cor pulmonale?

Electrocardiographic (ECG) abnormalities in cor pulmonale reflect the presence of right ventricular hypertrophy (RVH), RV strain, or underlying pulmonary disease (see the image below). Such ECG changes may include the following: Right axis deviation.

What is the most common symptom of cor pulmonale?

Shortness of breath or lightheadedness during activity is often the first symptom of cor pulmonale. You may also have a fast heartbeat and feel like your heart is pounding. Over time, symptoms occur with lighter activity or even while you are at rest.

How can you tell the difference between pulmonary edema and pneumonia?

The major difference being that pneumonia is an infectious pathology while pulmonary edema is not usually caused by an infection. It is a marker for a more severe underlying systemic pathology like heart failure or volume overload states in the body.

What is the difference between ARDS and pulmonary edema?

ARDS is a Non-Cardiogenic Pulmonary Edema (NCPE). The NCPE in ARDS is ultimately a result of capillary permeability secondary to cellular damage, inflammatory cascades, and over inflation by mechanical ventilation resulting in endothelial permeability.