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What can prevent someone that had heart surgery from getting fluid in the lungs?

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Dr. Bennett Werner
Internal Medicine - Cardiology
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In brief: CHF

Fluid in the lungs after heart surgery is usually due to congestive heart failure.
CHF is not an uncommon complication, depending on the condition before surgery and the type of operation but it can be managed efficiently and well by the surgical team. Follow their advice, take medicines as prescribed, don't smoke, and you'll have done all you can do.

In brief: CHF

Fluid in the lungs after heart surgery is usually due to congestive heart failure.
CHF is not an uncommon complication, depending on the condition before surgery and the type of operation but it can be managed efficiently and well by the surgical team. Follow their advice, take medicines as prescribed, don't smoke, and you'll have done all you can do.
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