Edema of cardiac, renal or hepatic origin

Edema is the swelling of an organ or tissue due to the accumulation or excess intratisular fluid in the interstitial medium. Edema can be caused by many primitive causes.

  • Edema is the swelling of an organ or tissue due to fluid accumulation or excess (1).
  • Edema may be due to many primitive causes, but its general mechanism is the intratisular accumulation of fluids (1).
  • Some possible causes of edema:
    • Congestive heart failure, right or overall
    • Cirrhosis
    • Nephrotic syndrome (loss of proteins in the kidneys), or acute glomerulonephritis (1)…*

(1) INFORMATION HOSPITALIERE : Œdème (consulté le 01/08/2018)