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Doctor insights on: Mass Between Heart And Lungs

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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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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