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In chest radiology, Kerley B lines are a sign seen with interstitial pulmonary edema. Often they suggest the diagnosis of congestive heart failure, but are also seen in various non-cardiac conditions such as carcinomatous of the lung. It has been suggested that medical imaging be merged into this article or section. ... In medicine, a sign is a feature of disease as detected by the doctor. ... Pulmonary edema is swelling and/or fluid accumulation in the lungs. ... Congestive heart failure (CHF), also called congestive cardiac failure (CCF) or just heart failure, is a condition that can result from any structural or functional cardiac disorder that impairs the ability of the heart to fill with or pump a sufficient amount of blood throughout the body. ...

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In medicine, flash pulmonary edema (FPE), is rapid onset pulmonary edema. ...

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