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what causes water on the heart

A 56-year-old member asked:
Dr. Devon Webster
21 years experience Medical Oncology
Yes!: Certain chemotherapy can cause fluid to develop around the heart, which is called a pericardial effusion. It can also cause heart failure, which is to ... Read More

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A 40-year-old female asked:
Dr. Sewa Legha
49 years experience Medical Oncology
Pericarditis: Pericardial effusion is the name of this condition.It occurs if there is inflammation or infection in the pericardial sac which is a fibrous structure ... Read More
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A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Marc Mugmon
47 years experience Cardiology
Around or under?: "Water under the heart" does not make sense. Perhaps you are thinking of fluid in the sac that surrounds the heart, which is a pericardial effusion. ... Read More
A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Calvin Weisberger
50 years experience Cardiology
Heart attacks: Where did you hear that? Do think the eskimos would stay up north if that were true?
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Creighton Wright
55 years experience General Surgery
Not ideal: But unlikely to cause heart attack unless other risk factors involved already.
A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Calvin Weisberger
50 years experience Cardiology
Heart attack: If drinking cold water during a meal can cause a heart attack it must be very rare. Physiologically there isn't much reason why it should happen.
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A 37-year-old male asked:
Dr. Al Hegab
Dr. Al Hegab answered
39 years experience Allergy and Immunology
Can't tell : On this limited platform with the few information you provided, better get checked by your doctor with more history and physical examination, meanwhil ... Read More
A 59-year-old female asked:
Dr. Bennett Werner
43 years experience Cardiology
Fluid retention: Causes: congestive heart failure, nephrotic syndrome, cirrhosis of the liver, certain drugs, obesity, venous insufficiency, lymphatic insufficiency ( ... Read More
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A 34-year-old female asked:
Dr. Amrita Dosanjh
35 years experience Pediatric Pulmonology
Check temperature: Provide fluid, a healthy meal/snack and monitor for fever. She should see her pediatrician for an evaluation. Infections may be associated with chill ... Read More
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