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can pneumonia cause fluid build up around the heart

A 50-year-old member asked:
Dr. Joseph Pfeifer
39 years experience Trauma Surgery
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 53-year-old member asked:
Dr. Bennett Werner
43 years experience Cardiology
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 44-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ashu Syal
Dr. Ashu Syal answered
29 years experience Pediatric Nephrology and Dialysis
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
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A 25-year-old male asked:
Dr. Arabinda Behura
10 years experience Hospital-based practice
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.
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A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Calvin Weisberger
50 years experience Cardiology
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 71-year-old female asked:
Dr. George Ciechanowski
39 years experience Pulmonary Critical Care
Yes: the added stress on your heart could trigger a CHF exacerbation
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A 45-year-old female asked:
Dr. James Lin
Dr. James Lin answered
50 years experience Urology
Here are some ...: Hi! EmmaD, Sorry to see your facing how to manage the ending days of your nan; but, in a sense, being precious yet privileged to experience it. How lo ... Read More
A 58-year-old female asked:
Dr. Joshua Liberman
20 years experience Cardiology
Extremely: That is a description of a patient with critical illness.
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A 33-year-old male asked:
Dr. Al Hegab
Dr. Al Hegab answered
39 years experience Allergy and Immunology
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 59-year-old female asked:
Dr. Barton Cook
30 years experience Pediatric Cardiology
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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