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what causes fluid on the heart

A 51-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Binford
37 years experience Thoracic Surgery
Probably normal: The heart lies with in the pericaridal sac. This is bag formed by a fairly strong membranous tissue. There is always a small amount of fluid in the ... Read More
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A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Amrit Singh
50 years experience Cardiology
Check: unless it is small amout, check with MD for DM, Rh, Hypothyroidism, cardiomyopathy etc.
A 35-year-old female asked:
Dr. Reid Blackwelder
36 years experience Family Medicine
Pericarditis: A little fluid around the heart can be normal, but if it is seen it is likely abnormal. The most common cause of pericardial fluid is a viral infectio ... Read More
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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. Robert Henson
31 years experience Cardiology
Meds/limit salt: the fluid build up is due to the weakness of the heart and subsequent salt/fluid accumuliation. the meds your doctor gives you often strengthen the h ... 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 62-year-old female asked:
Dr. William Goldstein
30 years experience Ophthalmology
Lasix (furosemide): Not lasik. Please repost this question, otherwise only eye doctors (lasik surgeons) will see it on this website.
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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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