Flash Pulmonary Edema (FPE) is a medical emergency marked by the sudden accumulation of fluid in one’s lungs. Frequently associated with myocardial infarction, or heart attack, this condition can contribute to widespread swelling and eventual organ failure if treatment is delayed or absent. Stabilizing one’s condition, with oxygen and medication, and identifying the cause of the pulmonary edema is essential. It should be noted that despite prompt treatment, it is possible for one’s condition to rapidly deteriorate, resulting in death.
Extreme emotional stress could cause Takotsubo cardiomyopathy, which may cause flash pulmonary edema.