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why is my oxygen level 98 and i am still short of breath? i have chf. is this related?

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Dr. Luis Taylor
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One possibilty is a: pleural effusion. Fluid accumulates in the pleural space due to high hydrostatic pressures from left heart dysfunction. If fluid is present, you may need to have it drained with a thoracentesis procedure. First step to diagnosis is a chest xray and ultrasound.
Answered on Aug 20, 2017
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