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Can pneumonia cause fluid build up around the heart

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Dr. Joseph Pfeifer
Trauma Surgery 40 years experience
No, but: Increased pleural fluid (effusion) may be caused by pulmonary edema and heart failure. This is because the heart is unable to pump the blood effective... Read More

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A 36-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ashu Syal
Pediatric Nephrology and Dialysis 30 years experience
Neonatal pneumonia: No! neonatal pneumonia does not cause cardiac consequences in new born, with no congenital cardiac condition. Sometimes chest x ray shows 'large' card... Read More
A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Bennett Werner
Cardiology 44 years experience
No: It takes time for the heart to enlarge. Chronic lung disease can cause pulmonary hypertension with enlargement of the right ventricle and right atrium... Read More
A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Calvin Weisberger
Cardiology 51 years experience
Congestive failure: Pneumonia causes heart failure decompensation in people who have heart failure already, it doesn't cause it anew usually. That is most of those people... Read More
A 17-year-old male asked:
Dr. Arabinda Behura
Hospital-based practice 11 years experience
Yes: If infection persists in lung and heart it may cause fever, but after antibiotic treatment fever may not be present in all the patients.
A 38-year-old female asked:
Dr. George Ciechanowski
Pulmonary Critical Care 40 years experience
Yes: the added stress on your heart could trigger a CHF exacerbation
A 39-year-old female asked:
Dr. James Lin
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A 51-year-old female asked:
Dr. Joshua Liberman
Cardiology 21 years experience
Extremely: That is a description of a patient with critical illness.
A 27-year-old male asked:
Dr. Al Hegab
Dr. Al Hegabanswered
Allergy and Immunology 40 years experience
Possible: truvada (emtricitabine and tenofovir) side effects, it can cause shortness of breath and the others, please communicate those side effects with your t... Read More
A 51-year-old female asked:
Dr. Barton Cook
Pediatric Cardiology 31 years experience
PPCM: Postpartum cardiomyopathy (ppcm) is heart failure secondary to left ventricular systolic dysfunction toward the end of pregnancy or in the months aft... Read More

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