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My mom was admitted to the hospital with pneumonia. ..Fluid around lungs...And conjestive heart failur...How dangerous is that..

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Dr. Michael DePietro
Internal Medicine - Pulmonary Critical Care
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In brief: Depends on specifics

Congestive heart failure occurs when the heart does not pump blood efficiently.
This causes fluid to build up in the tissues especially the lungs. It is a serious condition, but it has many treatments. The prognosis depends on the cause, age of the patient and those kind of details. Pneumonia is a lung infection, seriousness varies depending on clinical details. It is also very treatable.

In brief: Depends on specifics

Congestive heart failure occurs when the heart does not pump blood efficiently.
This causes fluid to build up in the tissues especially the lungs. It is a serious condition, but it has many treatments. The prognosis depends on the cause, age of the patient and those kind of details. Pneumonia is a lung infection, seriousness varies depending on clinical details. It is also very treatable.
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Dr. Joshua Liberman
Internal Medicine - Cardiology

In brief: Extremely

That is a description of a patient with critical illness.

In brief: Extremely

That is a description of a patient with critical illness.
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