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what causes fluid around the heart and lungs

A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ecaterina Sartina
34 years experience Pediatrics
See below: By increased vessels permeability and slower lymphatic clearance in cases with a cardiac congestion or high blood volume output.
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A 50-year-old female asked:
Dr. Nestor Del rosario
33 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 50-year-old member asked:
Dr. Bennett Werner
43 years experience Cardiology
Possible, unlikely: It's possible if you inhale a really large concentrated amount or are especially sensitive, but millions of people are exposed to Lysol daily over dec ... Read More
A 71-year-old female asked:
Dr. Matt Wachsman
35 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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A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Creighton Wright
55 years experience General Surgery
Several: Natural after trauma or surgery to maintain fluid volume. Heart failure kidney issues valve issues heart lung machine and volume load.
A 48-year-old male asked:
Dr. Bradford Romans
36 years experience Internal Medicine
No: Fluid in the lungs , in a heart patient , is usually the result of the heart dysfunction.A low potassium in a heart pt with lung fluid, can be caused ... Read More
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Dr. Gavin Noble
21 years experience Cardiology
Not necessarily: But aggressive investigation of the cause and appropriate treatment are very important.
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A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Calvin Weisberger
50 years experience Cardiology
CHF: Heart failure can cause respiratory insufficiency and vice versa. Both have multiple potential causes independently and together. The list of possible ... Read More
A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Bennett Werner
43 years experience Cardiology
Depends: Depends on the cause.

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