A member asked:

My mom had 2 attacks in 2 years.now she has cardiomegaly, water in lungs.she was 7days in hosp.we took discharge&removed diuretic.she died in 5 hrs.why?

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Dr. Elden Rand answered

Specializes in Cardiology

Maybe arrhythmia: Sorry about your mom. Since she has had a heart attack, she has scar tissue in the heart muscle which can cause life threatening rhythm problems. Presume that her fluid status was stable in order to be discharged. For death 5 hours after stopping a diuretic, that would be too soon to develop new fluid overload. If it was quite sudden, would consider heart dysrhythmia, or a lung blood clot.

Answered 10/24/2017



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