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Case Reports in Anesthesiology
Volume 2018 (2018), Article ID 5101534, 3 pages
Case Report

Pulmonary Edema and Diastolic Heart Failure in the Perioperative Period

1Department of Anesthesia, Critical Care and Pain Medicine, Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston, MA, USA
2Department of Anesthesiology and Perioperative Medicine, Penn State Health Milton S. Hershey Medical Center, Hershey, PA, USA

Correspondence should be addressed to Kunal Karamchandani

Received 8 September 2017; Accepted 28 December 2017; Published 23 January 2018

Academic Editor: Latha Hebbar

Copyright © 2018 Galen Royce-Nagel and Kunal Karamchandani. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.


Heart failure with preserved ejection fraction (HFPEF) is a diagnosis encountered with increasing frequency in the aging population. We present a case of postoperative pulmonary edema in 63-year-old male with HFPEF. This patient highlights the gap in risk stratification with respect to diastolic heart failure.