Altitude Pulmonary Edema Treatment
High altitude pulmonary edema is a medical emergency. Treatment for high altitude pulmonary edema usually includes immediate descent to a lower altitude. Additional treatment for high altitude pulmonary edema includes oxygen therapy and hyperbaric therapy.
Treatment for high altitude pulmonary edema includes:
- Immediate descent to a lower altitude
- A descent of only 500-1,000 feet may be lifesaving.
- Avoid alcohol and sedatives
- Calcium channel blockers:
- Carbonic anhydrase inhibitors:
- Oxygen therapy for high altitude pulmonary edema
- Hyperbaric therapy for high altitude illness
- Good definitive treatment
- Can be lifesaving when descent is not possible
Altitude Pulmonary Edema Drugs
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