Intensive Care Medicine

, Volume 6, Issue 3, pp 189–191 | Cite as

Acute pulmonary edema following carbon monoxide poisoning

  • R. Naeije
  • A. Peretz
  • A. Cornil
Case Reports


This report describes a patient who presented with coma and acute pulmonary edema after severe carbon monoxide poisoning. Hemodynamic evaluation revealed elevated systemic and pulmonary arterial, pulmonary wedge and right atrial pressures, together with an increased cardiac output. These findings are compatible with the hypothesis that a neurogenic mechanism plays a role in the pulmonary edema of carbon monoxide poisoning.

Key words

Pulmonary edema Carbon monoxide poisoning Hemodynamic monitoring 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • R. Naeije
    • 1
    • 2
  • A. Peretz
    • 1
  • A. Cornil
    • 1
  1. 1.Intensive Care Unit, Department of Internal MedicineSaint-Pierre University HospitalBrusselsBelgium
  2. 2.Service de Médecine InterneHôpital Saint-PierreBrusselsBelgium

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