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Could increased pleural fluid cause pulmonary edema, heart failure, or pneumonia?

Could increased pleural fluid cause pulmonary edema, heart failure, or pneumonia?

No, but: Increased pleural fluid (effusion) may be caused by pulmonary edema and heart failure. This is because the heart is unable to pump the blood effectively and fluid backs up in the lungs and leaks out to the pleural space. The fluid can often be relieved by medication. Pneumonia can cause increased fluid as well, which is often infected (empyema). This is removed by a tube in the chest or surgery. ...Read more

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So double pneumonia can cause the heart to become enlarged?

So double pneumonia can cause the heart to become enlarged?

No: It takes time for the heart to enlarge. Chronic lung disease can cause pulmonary hypertension with enlargement of the right ventricle and right atrium, but even a severe acute pneumonia won't do this. ...Read more

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Is neonatal pneumonia a cause of enlargemnt of the heart in neonates?

Is neonatal pneumonia a cause of enlargemnt of the heart in neonates?

Neonatal pneumonia: No! neonatal pneumonia does not cause cardiac consequences in new born, with no congenital cardiac condition. Sometimes chest x ray shows 'large' cardia silhouette, because of the position of the newborn while taking x ray. ...Read more

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Can pneumonia from years earlier caused by decompensated heart failure turn into chronic heart failure later on?

Can pneumonia from years earlier caused by decompensated heart failure turn into chronic heart failure later on?

Congestive failure: Pneumonia causes heart failure decompensation in people who have heart failure already, it doesn't cause it anew usually. That is most of those people already have chronic compensated heart failure if they decompensate with pneumonia. ...Read more

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Nan 93yrs, 25% of kidney functioning, heart failing, fluid inside and out of lungs, Pneumonia. Max life expectancy without life support please?

Nan 93yrs, 25% of kidney functioning, heart failing, fluid inside and out of lungs, Pneumonia. Max life expectancy without life support please?

Here are some ...: Hi! EmmaD, Sorry to see your facing how to manage the ending days of your nan; but, in a sense, being precious yet privileged to experience it. How long she would live still relies on the degree of supportive care with nutritional supply and drug use. If just keeping her as comfortable as possible, her life may come to end in 3-7 days although the last fighting days of life widely varies among all ...Read more

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My mom was admitted to the hospital with pneumonia. ..Fluid around lungs...And conjestive heart failur...How dangerous is that..

My mom was admitted to the hospital with pneumonia. ..Fluid around lungs...And conjestive heart failur...How dangerous is that..

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. ...Read more

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Can truvada (emtricitabine and tenofovir) cause vertigo and shortness of breathe and aggravate heart problems. My cd4 is up but I've gotten candida, pneumonia etc since arvs.

Can truvada (emtricitabine and tenofovir) cause vertigo and shortness of breathe and aggravate heart problems. My cd4 is up but I've gotten candida, pneumonia etc since arvs.

Possible: truvada (emtricitabine and tenofovir) side effects, it can cause shortness of breath and the others, please communicate those side effects with your treating physician, risk/benefit ratio should be considered before deciding whether to continue taking the drug, good luck ...Read more

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I had my son at age 39 and developed post partum cardiomyopathy, bilat pneumonia and congestive heart failure and sepsis , ef 15 in ER 4 days after my son was born. Could retained placenta have caused all this? Baby 6 weeks early but perfect. I was pla

I had my son at age 39 and developed post partum cardiomyopathy, bilat pneumonia and congestive heart failure and sepsis , ef 15 in ER 4 days after my son was born.  Could retained placenta have caused all this?
Baby 6 weeks early but perfect.  I was pla

PPCM: Postpartum cardiomyopathy (ppcm) is heart failure secondary to left ventricular systolic dysfunction toward the end of pregnancy or in the months after delivery, in the absence of any other cause of heart failure. Ppcm is a diagnosis of exclusion. Retained placenta is not a cause. ...Read more

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