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If heart failure patients retain fluid in their system can they die from drowning?
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Dr. William Walsh
Addiction Medicine
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Pulmonary edema from heart failure is an excess of water in the lungs.
The water in drowning itself causes problems as it can contain bacteria and pulls water out of the cells in the lung. The water from heart failure, if removed, has not usually caused an injury to the lung itself. If not removed, it will lead to death.

In brief: Similar
Pulmonary edema from heart failure is an excess of water in the lungs.
The water in drowning itself causes problems as it can contain bacteria and pulls water out of the cells in the lung. The water from heart failure, if removed, has not usually caused an injury to the lung itself. If not removed, it will lead to death.
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