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Is morphine indicated in acute pulmonary oedema
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  1. Matthew Hall,
  2. Richard Griffiths,
  3. Bal Appadu
  1. Peterborough District Hospitals, Cambs, UK
  1. Correspondence to:
 Matthew Hall
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Recent referrals to our intensive care unit have led us to question the indication for morphine in acute pulmonary oedema. Acute pulmonary oedema is a common, life-threatening emergency. Appropriate prompt therapy can provide rapid improvements in symptoms by reducing pre-load and after-load, or increasing myocardial contractility. Oxygen, loop diuretics, …

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