A 51-year-old female asked:
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my mom was admitted to the hospital with pneumonia. ..fluid around lungs...and conjestive heart failur...how dangerous is that..

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Dr. Joshua Liberman
20 years experience Cardiology
Extremely: That is a description of a patient with critical illness.
Answered on Aug 18, 2013
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Dr. Michael Depietro
34 years experience Pulmonary Critical Care
Depends on specifics: Congestive heart failure occurs when the heart does not pump blood efficiently. This causes fluid to build up in the tissues especially the lungs. It is a serious condition, but it has many treatments. The prognosis depends on the cause, age of the patient and those kind of details. Pneumonia is a lung infection, seriousness varies depending on clinical details. It is also very treatable.
Answered on Aug 5, 2018
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