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Doctor insights on: Mass Between Heart And Lungs

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Is it dangerous to have a thoracic mass close to your lung and heart?

Is it dangerous to have a thoracic mass close to your lung and heart?

Mass: Close to heart is dangerous but could be benign like thymus or malignant, depends on what it is from. ...Read more

Lung (Definition)

Deoxygenated blood enters the lungs from the right side of the heart and travels to the lungs. When you inspire, oxygen flows into the lungs, transverses the capilliares and attaches to hemoglobin down a gradient. At the same time, co2 diffuses into the capilaries and is expelled with exhalation. Oxygen rich blood then flows to the left side of the heart and into the ...Read more


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My girlfriend has a large cancerous mass sitting in her chest and its putting pressure on her heart and lungs. Any idea what type cancer this is?

My girlfriend has a large cancerous mass sitting in her chest and its putting pressure on her heart and lungs. Any idea what type cancer this is?

You need to ask her: If this is your girlfriend and she's seriously sick, she's been informed of the nature of her cancer and if a diagnosis has not yet been made, it will be in a day or so, probably by needle biopsy. This is the era of patient privacy and you'll need to ask her what the diagnosis is. ...Read more

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What is the prognosis of lung cancer? My father has a 3.5 inch mass on passage way of lung by aorta of heart but cancer hasn't spread yet.

What is the prognosis of lung cancer? My father has a 3.5 inch mass on passage way of lung by aorta of heart but cancer hasn't spread yet.

Extremely serious: Even in your brief description, you mention 2 worrisome features: size and proximity to the aorta. It's beyond the scope of this forum to speculate on his prognosis, but I think you're aware that your father is in trouble. Talk with his oncologist. There are several types of lung cancer and some are more sensitive to chemotherapy or radiation. Best of luck. ...Read more

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Could a mass in between the lung and heart be scar tissue from a hernia surgery?

Could a mass in between the lung and heart be scar tissue from a hernia surgery?

See doctor: It is unlikely that the mass could have arisen from a hernia surgery. Hernias are near the surface of the body, while this sounds like it is deeper. It could be something serious, like a malignancy, so you might need a biopsy. See your doctor for a full evaluation. ...Read more

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I sometimes have sharp pain on left side between heart and lungs. I was born with a heat murmur. What are the symptoms for heart murmurs?

I sometimes have sharp pain on left side between heart and lungs. I was born with a heat murmur. What are the symptoms for heart murmurs?

Sharp chest pain: Sharp pains usually indicate something other than cardiac pain. If you were born with a murmur, do you have a diagnosis? Just knowing you were born with a murmur does not allow me to advise you further. ...Read more

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How do I mataine health heart lungs and kindeys?

How do I mataine health heart lungs and kindeys?

Diet & exercise: Attain and maintain normal weight. Follow a vegetarian or mediterranean diet. Exercise 30 minutes or more daily. Don't smoke. Wear your seatbelt. If you own a firearm, keep it locked. Get enough sleep. Keep a cheerful outlook. Stay involved in activities you enjoy and find meaningful. If you're so inclined, help others do the same. ...Read more

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What do you advise for heart or lungs, an incident while jogging?

What do you advise for heart or lungs, an incident while jogging?

?: Since an accurate diagnosis is the cornerstone of therapy, I would advise pursuing an accurate diagnosis. ...Read more

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Which machine supports the lungs and heart a echmo machine?

Which machine supports the lungs and heart a echmo machine?

Many: There are multiple machines they can do this. For example the tandem heart, ecmo, and ventricular assist devices. ...Read more

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What can a stethoscope find out about ur heart & lungs help...

What can a stethoscope find out about ur heart & lungs help...

Much: The stethoscope can hear the heart's rate, rhythm, and any abnormalities like rubs, clicks, extra beatsetc for the lung, it can hear clear breath sounds, diminished breath sounds, crackles, wheezing, rales, etc. The stethoscope is not perfect but its a great tool way to start an examination. ...Read more

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What are the causes of fluid around the heart and lungs in an infant.?

What are the causes of fluid around the heart and lungs in an infant.?

See below: By increased vessels permeability and slower lymphatic clearance in cases with a cardiac congestion or high blood volume output. ...Read more

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When youhave your heart working on 20% why and what or hoow causes fluid in lungs?

When youhave your heart working on 20% why and what or hoow causes fluid in lungs?

Ejection fraction: The 20% you read is called ejection fraction and it usually is the left side of the heart. If you imagine a tank getting 100, it puts out 20 of it each time. The next beat another 100 goes in and puts out 20. Now 160 is accommodated in there, it will overflow backward to the lungs and cause too much pressure there that fluid sweats out hence the CHF and pulmonary edema. Simple to look at it. ...Read more

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Got crackling in lungs but off work with heart problems at moment what could this be?

Got crackling in lungs but off work with heart problems at moment what could this be?

Without knowing your: heart problems it is impossible to suggest a diagnosis for your cracklings since there are MANY potential causes. You need to be examined. Contact your health care provider and discuss your concerns with him/her. ...Read more

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What can I do if my 2 months old nephew has fluid around his heart and lungs. How is it treated?

What can I do if my 2 months old nephew has fluid around his heart and lungs. How is it treated?

It depends: Depending on the cause of the fluid accumulation, sometimes with medication, dialysis and sometimes with surgical drainage. Usually heart conditions or congenital heart disease, infections and other serious conditions causes fluids to accumulate around the heart and lungs. ...Read more

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Could you tell me what is the percentage of oxygen returned to the heart after it leaves the lungs?

Could you tell me what is the percentage of oxygen returned to the heart after it leaves the lungs?

Question is unclear: Oxygen saturation of arterial blood after it's left the lungs is 95-98%. Less than 90% is abnormal. Venous blood has an oxygen saturation in the range of 80% as it returns to the right side of the heart. ...Read more

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I woke up and it felt like my heart was stuck. It felt like someone was stabbing my lungs. Slept on my left side. It really hurts?

I woke up and it felt like my heart was stuck. It felt like someone was stabbing my lungs. Slept on my left side. It really hurts?

Chest pain: At your age it is very unlikely to be heart related. However, more information is needed about the characteristic of the pain, location, associated modifier factors, and and so on to give you a possible cause. At your age, muscleskeletal pain is the most likely explanation but you should go a visit your physician if no improvement. ...Read more

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Heart and lung desease symptoms?

Heart and lung desease symptoms?

Many!: There are many symptoms patients complain of that may relate to the heart and lungs--shortness of breath, chest pain, chest pressure, wheezing, and cough are common. Doctors will ask more questions and sometimes order certain tests to narrow the focus to a specific organ system. ...Read more

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What heart valve affects the lungs?

What heart valve affects the lungs?

All: Really all heart valves can affect the lungs one way or another. The valves on the left side (aortic and mitral) can do this because when they do not function properly, usually lungs get congested, the valves on the right side (pulmonic and tricuspid) can affect the lungs usually if they are atretic (small) at birth, leading to underdevelopment of the lungs. ...Read more

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What are some exercise for lung and heart issues?

What are some exercise for lung and heart issues?

Walking works: Any exercise is good. Do something you enjoy and you'll be more likely to do it! Walking is perfectly good exercise. Take earphones and your MP3 player or bring your best friend with you. Bicycling and swimming are excellent too. Yoga's good. Golf, tennis, basketball. Go for it! ...Read more

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What to do if dad needs heart and lungs transplant! : (?

What to do if dad needs heart and lungs transplant! : (?

Nothing you can do: Just be there for him. It's scary and he'll appreciate knowing he's not going through it alone. ...Read more

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What to do if dad needs heart and lungs transplant!! : (?

What to do if dad needs heart and lungs transplant!! : (?

Be there: Be there. Spend time with him. Let him know you with him through the process. Let him reminisce. Relate your positive childhood experiences. Good luck to him and to you! ...Read more

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Who needs heart and lung transplants?

Who needs heart and lung transplants?

Heart/Lung Fail: Those who meet the criteria for heart and lung transplants. Cardiopulmonary failure, cardiac or pulmonary failure. ...Read more

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Should I have my heart, lungs, and stomach regularly checked?

Should I have my heart, lungs, and stomach regularly checked?

Checking: Well you should see a physician regularly and then he or she can check these organs, as well as others to make sure that you are well. ...Read more

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Pulmonary hypertention a heart or lung condition?

Pulmonary hypertention a heart or lung condition?

Dual workup: Typically you should see both a cardiologist and pulmonologist individually to work this up since they will often take different but complimentary approaches. ...Read more

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Is fluid on the lungs and heart terminal?

Is fluid on the lungs and heart terminal?

No: This not terminal and is often treatable. The question is what is causing fluid on the lungs? This is usually a separate process from pericardial effusion. Echocardiography will provide important information about heart strength and valvular function. Treatment for pulmonary edema involves diuretics in addition to other potential medications. ...Read more

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Can a person's heart hit their lungs when it beats?

Can a person's heart hit their lungs when it beats?

No, it does not: Heart is within a sac called the pericardium. Pericardium is in contact with the lungs. ...Read more