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Can Pneumonia Cause Fluid Build Up Around The Heart
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
If someone had pneumonia and then the bacteria spread to the heart sac. Wouldn't it cause high fevers?
Can pneumonia from years earlier caused by decompensated heart failure turn into chronic heart failure later on?
I have congestive heart failure. If I catch a cold or have pneumonia can it cause a reoccurrance of my chf?
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
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
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.
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
Pulmonary finrosis hypersensitivity pneumonitis not progressed during 1, 5 years on CT but breathlessness and low SPO2 started. Heart been checked, its ok. Can drugs cause it? (micophenolate mofetil)
46 has pnuemonia and just found out she has congestive heart failure. Does this mean every time she gets sick fluid will build up around her lungs?
Not exactly: Patients with congestive heart failure develop fluid in the lung tissue as well as outside the lung as one of the complications of congestive heart failure. When the heart is not pumping effectively is does not empty properly, the blood pressure in the lungs is elevated and fluid leaks out of the vessels into the tissues. This can occur whenever the heart failure worsens, like with an infection. ...Read more
If treated: Yes if treated properly.Get a more detailed answer ›
My lymph nodes are damage around my heart from getting pneumonia all the time should I be worried an what does this mean?
I won't worry.: Lymph nodes get enlarged and inflamed (and not damaged) by filtering surrounding infection. Take care! ...Read more
Should I be concerned that while taking azithromyacin, my heart rate is 64 rather than my normal 85bpm? It's working for my pneumonia, but I'm worried
M.D. follow up/Mgt:
If you are being treated as an outpatient for pneumonia, I would suggest finishing the course, but also letting your physician know about your concerns. He may order additional testing such as a 12 lead EKG.
If you develop shortness of breath, worsening cough, dizziness for example, this should be reported to your physician right away. ...Read more
Many: Fever, chills, productive cough and chest pain with deep breaths maybe more consistent with pneumonia while shortness of breath that wakes you at night or shortness of breath when laying flat and swelling of the legs may be more consistent with heart failure. If you have any of these symptoms please see your doctor immediately. ...Read more
Is it possible to have a successful surgery on a 91 year old male who had an anyuerism of the heart Who just got over pneumonia too.
It is possible: It is possible but may not be necessary. Many patients with this condition can be managed with good medical therapy. ...Read more
Woke up with pain in one area on the left side of back, possibly behind the lungs or heart. What could this be? Pneumonia or inflammation?
Can pneumonia bronchitis and coughing for 4 months increase heart rate at rest from normal to abnormal? From 82 to 97? With little to no exercise
My grandfather, 83 years old suffered pneumonia and heart enlargement. What is the best way to treat this critical condition?
Need more info: Pneumonia & heart enlargement in his case may or may not have been related to each other. Treatment will depend on the type & severity of lung infection, results from investigations (chest xray, blood tests, echocardiogram etc.), cause of heart enlargement & overall patient's clinical picture. Please discuss it with your doctor to understand how these above factors relate to your grandfather. ...Read more
I was diagnosed with pneumonia 3 weeks ago, which also showed I had an enlarged spleen and heart. I was told the spleen was enlarged due to being so sick, why would my heart be enlarged, is it also part of pneumonia? And will it go back to normal size?
Get 2nd opinion: This doesn't seem like a complete picture. Consider getting a second opinion from an internist or hematologist. ...Read more
Two diff diseases: These are two different diseases. Pneumonia is an infection in the lung that causes fluid to collect within the air spaces (maybe w/in a lobe or more diffuse). Rheumatic heart disease is caused by the body attacking the valves of the heart in response to an untreated/inadequately treated streptococcal (most often group a) infection ("strep throat" or other). ...Read more
Can pleurisy persist after pneumonia is gone? I have chest pain and lungs and heart have been ruled out.
Why does a male person get recuring pneumonia. He has had it 4 times in the last 3 months. Does have copd, heart problems, diabetis 76 years old.?
Hmmm...: Recurring "pneumonia" usually means there is something else going on. If this is truly pneumonia, more testing is likely in order to evaluate if there is something blocking the airway or there is an unusual organism causing the infection. What is more likely is that there is another explanation. This may be related to uncontrolled COPD or heart failure. Recommend seeing a lung specialist. ...Read more
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