HOW TO IDENTIFY WATER IN THE LUNG - RESPIRATORY DISEASES

How to Identify Water in the Lung



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To identify the presence of water or other fluids in the lung, the physician must perform the clinical examination (observe the individual) and request: Pulmonary and cardiac auscultation; Check blood pressure; X-ray; Arterial blood gases; Dosage of cardiac enzymes and Electrocardiography. The x-ray may show quantities greater than 75 ml of fluid in the lungs, and to identify quantities greater than 10 ml, the most appropriate is the realiza- tion of exams such as ultrasound and computed tomography