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Is fluid on the lungs and heart terminal?

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Dr. Rick Koch
Internal Medicine - Cardiology
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In brief: No

This not terminal and is often treatable.
The question is what is causing fluid on the lungs? This is usually a separate process from pericardial effusion. Echocardiography will provide important information about heart strength and valvular function. Treatment for pulmonary edema involves diuretics in addition to other potential medications.

In brief: No

This not terminal and is often treatable.
The question is what is causing fluid on the lungs? This is usually a separate process from pericardial effusion. Echocardiography will provide important information about heart strength and valvular function. Treatment for pulmonary edema involves diuretics in addition to other potential medications.
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Dr. Gavin Noble
Internal Medicine - Cardiology
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Not necessarily

But aggressive investigation of the cause and appropriate treatment are very important.

In brief: Not necessarily

But aggressive investigation of the cause and appropriate treatment are very important.
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