Management of Cocaine Induced Pulmonary Edema with Heart Failure Exacerbation in the ICU

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A 58-year-old male with a past medical history of heart failure with reduced ejection fraction, COPD, and permanent atrial fibrillation was admitted to the ICU for acute hypoxic respiratory failure and metabolic encephalopathy in the setting of pulmonary edema and ventricular tachycardia after smoking crack cocaine. The patient required intubation as well as defibrillation. In this presentation we will discuss the pathophysiology and subsequent management of cocaine-induced pulmonary edema with heart failure exacerbation in the ICU.


American Society of Anesthesiologists Annual Meeting, October 12-16, 2023, San Francisco, CA