Lung Ultrasound: Cardiogenic Pulmonary Edema vs ARDS

Cardiogenic Pulmonary Edema:

 • Smooth pleural line

 • AIS > 3 B-lines/ lung zone

 • Diffuse / homogenous

 • Often anterior and posterior. But may be P > A, Normal sliding

 • Lung consolidation is not characteristic

Non-cardiogenic pulmonary edema / ARDS:

 • Irregular pleural line + sub-pleural opacities

 • AIS > 3 B-lines / lung zone

 • Diffuse, "patchy". Areas of sparing

 • +/- Reduced sliding. Lung "Pulse"

 • + Posterior lung consolidations & air bronchograms

- Alberta Sono @UAlberta_Sono

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Contributed by

Dr. Gerald Diaz
Board Certified Internal Medicine Hospitalist, GrepMed Editor in Chief 🇵🇭 🇺🇸 - Sign up for an account to like, bookmark and upload images to contribute to our community platform. Follow us on IG:  https://www.instagram.com/grepmed/ | Twitter: https://twitter.com/grepmeded/

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