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Pneumonia And Pain Near Heart
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Can pneumonia from years earlier caused by decompensated heart failure turn into chronic heart failure later on?
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
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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
If someone had pneumonia and then the bacteria spread to the heart sac. Wouldn't it cause high fevers?
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
I have congestive heart failure. If I catch a cold or have pneumonia can it cause a reoccurrance of my chf?
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.
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
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
My girl was born 10th mar 2014. After 4 hrs was diagnosed with pneumonia. Echo was done and drs say has a hole in the heart and arteries barely visible?
Pneumonia: It actually depends on where the hole is. The small arteries are something more worrisome that you will more information on it. There are ways pediatric cardiologist can do to get a better views of the arteries of the heart. Good luck. ...Read more
Plz help me my dad has been on life support but is now off due to pneumonia but is finding it hard to breath and his heart rate is 114 to 119 is that okay?
Talk to his team: No, it's not good - but certainly his condition has been poor for awhile if he's been on life support. Ask the team for their sense of his prospects for recovery. As family, you'll need to help w/ decisions, so you need to know about these things. They'll tell you what they can. ...Read more
70 year old with usual interstitial pneumonia, is a resting heart rate in 44 to 47 an area of concern?
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
My grandmother has pneumonia with bloodcots. What is that & how that can effect her with congestive heart failure & diabeties type 2?
See below: Pneumonia is an infection in the lungs. It can be serious, especially in elderly and those with chronic medical problems, so it should be seen and treated at once. CHF and diabetes can impair blood flow. Impaired or sluggish blood flow can cause clots, and infection can potentially increase the body's tendency to clot, so all of this can be related. ...Read more
Hi I have been having difficulties breathing for the past two days. My oxygen intake and heart rate couldn't be better. My sister also has pneumonia?
Shortness of breath: Unsure about the cause of your shortness of breath is as your pulse ox and heart rate are stable. It is possible that you may be coming down with an infection and you should see your physician for further evaluation or connect with us via concierge to further evaluate your symptoms. ...Read more