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how long does it take for pulmonary edema to worsen and lead to heart failure?

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Dr. William Walsh
Addiction Medicine 17 years experience
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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What are the treatments for heart-related birth defects?

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Dr. Anatoly Belilovsky
Pediatrics 35 years experience
If a treatment is...: ...Needed at all, it is usually, sooner or later, surgical. An interim treatment with medication such as diuretics may be needed before surgery.
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Are heart murmurs classified as birth defects?

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Dr. Anatoly Belilovsky
Pediatrics 35 years experience
No: Murmurs that are not caused by an abnormality are common. They are called "functional murmurs", and are of no concern whatsoever.
Dr. Michael Moran
Cardiology 33 years experience
Depends, murmur due to a Bicuspid Aortic Valve, a Ventriculoseptal Defect (VSD), a patent Ductus Arteriosus, or others can have serious implications. You need to specify what the Murmur is due to, while it could be just a functional murmur, others may require further treatment.
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Are heart valve abnormalities classified as birth defects?

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Dr. Kevin Windisch
Pediatrics 25 years experience
Yes: If the valvular abnormalities are present from birth, then they are birth defects.
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A 28-year-old male asked:

My wife has a boil behind her back. Sometimes, the boil will swell and contained pus. We think egg consumtion caused this. Is it possible?

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Dr. Vance Harris
Family Medicine 37 years experience
No: A boil is an infection from an organism on the skin. There are also glands that can become occluded and these sebaceous glands will drain a malodorous thick material but they are not always infected. See your doctor for treatment but not related to eggs.
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Can birth control pills cause or help heart problems?

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Dr. Alan Patterson
Obstetrics and Gynecology 42 years experience
BCPILLS: Can cause rarely ht attack , blood clots, strokes, if you have ht problems you would need to check with both your cardiologist and gyn before using any type of birth control pill , depending on your problem and situation, some people can and some people cannot.

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