<< Angioedema In The Emergency Department: An Evidence-Based Review


Treatment of angioedema due to any cause prioritizes airway management, with a low threshold for establishment of a definitive airway. If there is concern that the airway is compromised or that compromise is imminent, the airway should be secured early in the ED evaluation. It should be cautioned that physical manipulation of the airway during evaluation can potentially increase the amount of edema present and result in further compromise to the airway.

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