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What does PE stand for?

PE stands for Pulmonary Edema


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1988: Christina Onassis, daughter of the Greek shipping magnate Aristotle, died from a pulmonary edema, aged just 37.
There was no evidence of bloat on abdominal radiographs, and thoracic radiographs showed diffuse pulmonary disease (acute respiratory distress syndrome/acute lung injury, pneumonia, noncardiogenic pulmonary edema were ruled out).
To confirm this finding, Kevin Thorneloe, a scientist at GlaxoSmithKline, did a parallel study in which he tested the drug in the lungs of rodents and dogs with pulmonary edema caused by heart failure and found the drug improved lung function and reduced leakage, consistent with the chip finding.