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How to fluid in the lungs due to congestive heart failure?
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Dr. Tarek Naguib
Internal Medicine - Nephrology & Dialysis
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In brief: How to treat?
Usually fluid build up in lungs, due to chf, is treated by water pills and salt/ water restriction.

In brief: How to treat?
Usually fluid build up in lungs, due to chf, is treated by water pills and salt/ water restriction.
Dr. Tarek Naguib
Dr. Tarek Naguib
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Dr. Robert Vogt Lowell
Pediatrics - Cardiology
In brief: Back-up
When forward flow of blood from the lungs to the heart is affected because the heart is weak and cannot push the blood forward, the pressure in the lung vessels increases and the fluid component of blood leaks into the surrounding lung tissue (imagine if someone was very slow to get off an escalator, those behind him will pile up and if the pile up is severe people will fall out).

In brief: Back-up
When forward flow of blood from the lungs to the heart is affected because the heart is weak and cannot push the blood forward, the pressure in the lung vessels increases and the fluid component of blood leaks into the surrounding lung tissue (imagine if someone was very slow to get off an escalator, those behind him will pile up and if the pile up is severe people will fall out).
Dr. Robert Vogt Lowell
Dr. Robert Vogt Lowell
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