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A 65-year-old female asked:
Dr. Matt Wachsman
36 years experience Internal Medicine
Some ideas: Without an actual examination, I cannot give specific medical advice on your particular health. Pneumonia causes inflammation and pain. Also, the in ... Read More
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Dr. William Ernoehazy
36 years experience Emergency Medicine
MANY possibilities: After effusions, you can have leftover inflammatory pain. You can have pain from the heart's surrounding fluid, separate from the pleural effusion (pe ... Read More
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A 44-year-old female asked:
Dr. Nestor Del rosario
34 years experience Addiction Medicine
Ejection fraction: The 20% you read is called ejection fraction and it usually is the left side of the heart. If you imagine a tank getting 100, it puts out 20 of it eac ... Read More
A 60-year-old female asked:
Dr. Richard Zimon
59 years experience Internal Medicine
NO: Heart failure is seldom "irreversible" since there are MANY medications available for treatment! Consultation with a Cardiologist might be indicated a ... Read More
A 44-year-old male asked:
Dr. Angelina Postoev md facs
17 years experience General Surgery
In most cases: the doctor has to find happy medium, but they should be giving diuretics and other meds to get fluid off, plus sometimes heart medicine. Some fluid m ... Read More
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A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Joseph Pfeifer
40 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
A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Liviu Klein
23 years experience Cardiology
Has failed: Cardiogenic pulmonary edema is due to high pressures in the heart as a direct result of heart muscle failing to squeeze properly (systolic failure) or ... Read More
A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. John Garner
16 years experience Cardiology
Backup: Failure of either heart is akin to an accident on the highway. The traffic will backup on the road segments ahead of the accident. In left heart failu ... Read More
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A 35-year-old female asked:
Dr. Anita Prakash
29 years experience Cardiology
Yes, possible: Depending on the cause of your enlarged heart, if they underlying abnormality is corrected, then yes the heart can go back to normal size with correct ... Read More
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A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mark Milunski
37 years experience Cardiology
HF: Pulmonary edema is already a sign of heart failure.
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. William Walsh
17 years experience Addiction Medicine
Backwards: Pulmonary edema doesn't cause heart failure, it is one symptom of heart failure (although other things can cause pulmonary edema as well).
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