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What Is The Risk Of Having A Lot Of Fluids Around Your Heart
Potentially serious: If the fluid is in the (intact) sac surrounding the heart, the buildup can cause a pressure driven cut off to blood trying to get back to the heart (tamponade) and cause cardiovascular collapse and death. This can be alleviated by intervention (needle aspiration or open pericardiectomy or window), but the underlying cause dictates the eventual prognosis. Physical exam & echocardiography critical. ...Read more
Can lysol and irratants like that cause fluid in the lungs if sprayed a lot around person with heart problems?
Possible, unlikely: It's possible if you inhale a really large concentrated amount or are especially sensitive, but millions of people are exposed to Lysol daily over decades and they're not dropping like flies. ...Read more
Small pericardial effusion 25 years last echo 5 yrs never any changes unknown etiology no affect on heart how likely tomorrow echo fluid change a lot?
Update on my mom. She still in hospital it's been a month now. Remember she has copd, CHF and is a diabetic and in & out of afib a lot. Also has fluid retention but can't increase dierutics because kidneys act up. They were going to do a heart cath but he
See below: Need to check renal parameters.Get a more detailed answer ›
I have fluid around my heart, and a leaking valve, but my veins are clear, i had a heart cath to prove it. Am i still at risk for a heart attack?
Fluid around heart: If the arteries that give blood to the heart are clear, then your risk of heart attack is markedly reduced. However, a leaky valve with fluid around the heart suggests the possiblity of decreased function of the heart and heart failure which can be progressive and even more lethal. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Probably normal: The heart lies with in the pericaridal sac. This is bag formed by a fairly strong membranous tissue. There is always a small amount of fluid in the pericardium probably for lubrication. It's called pericarial fluid. This is normal. Sometimes the fluid level can increase this is called a pericaridal effusion. This can be caused by infection, heart failure, kidney disease, and trauma. ...Read more
Pain around heart area when woke up , i ly on that side a lot, it's gone now that i got up, what could it be?
Musculoskeletal : Less likely to be of cardiac origin please see your pcp. ...Read more
Small amount of extra fluid around my heart. Get it checked every 6 months. Too little for biopsy. Shoul I be concerned?
How do you FEEL?: As an old-time pathologist, I've seen this often and it never seems to mean anything. You need a few mL of this fluid which seems to accumulate in various quantities in various individuals. If you feel okay, relax and be thankful. ...Read more
Pericardial fluid: If pericardial fluid isn't causing hemodynamic abnormalities it isn't emergent. If there are any symptoms such as weakness or shortness of breath present, then an er trip is appropriate. ...Read more
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