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if a patient has pulmonary edema and has heart failure occurring, should i.v fluids be ceased ? and should iv fluids not be recommenced ?

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Dr. Angelina Postoev md facs
General Surgery 17 years experience
In most cases: the doctor has to find happy medium, but they should be giving diuretics and other meds to get fluid off, plus sometimes heart medicine. Some fluid may be given, depends on condition, but usually limited

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