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Can you get pneumonia from leaking heart valve?
2 doctors weighed in

Dr. Aaron Milstone
Internal Medicine - Pulmonology
In brief: No
Very unlikely that the valve will cause pneumonia.

In brief: No
Very unlikely that the valve will cause pneumonia.
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Dr. Aaron Milstone
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Dr. Mark Stern
Internal Medicine - Cardiology
In brief: If it is severe
If the leaky heart valve is severe enough it can cause a fluid build up in the lungs which might make you more prone to a lung infection.

In brief: If it is severe
If the leaky heart valve is severe enough it can cause a fluid build up in the lungs which might make you more prone to a lung infection.
Dr. Mark Stern
Dr. Mark Stern
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