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A 51-year-old female asked about a 50-year-old female:

50 yr old woman had a heart attack 3 days ago now has fever and arm is swollen from the iv. what could be causing a fever? is this normal?

2 doctor answers5 doctors weighed in
Dr. Raghuraman Vidhun
Cardiology 14 years experience
Phlebitis: Phlebitis... Inflammation at the IV site... This needs to be ruled out... You may need a course of antibiotics... Call your doctors office.
Dr. Frank Mayo
Pulmonary Critical Care 48 years experience
Arm swelling: Causes of fever here include arm swelling at IV site. Likely some clotting in vein damaged by iv. Also heart attack can cause low grade fever for a few days.

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Last updated Jan 5, 2015

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