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With CHF does the fluid back up into the lungs (similar to pneumonia), or around the lungs?

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Dr. Larry Lutwick
Internal Medicine - Infectious Disease
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Either or both

Both occur.

In brief: Either or both

Both occur.
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Dr. Michael DePietro
Internal Medicine - Pulmonary Critical Care

In brief: Both

CHF can cause fluid to accumulate both in the lung tissue itself ( called pulmonary edema) and the chest cavity surrounding the lungs.
This is called the pleural space.

In brief: Both

CHF can cause fluid to accumulate both in the lung tissue itself ( called pulmonary edema) and the chest cavity surrounding the lungs.
This is called the pleural space.
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