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Posted by: renee gordge | 2009/08/18

enlarged heart and fluid on the lungs

My mother, 87, has an enlarged heart and fluid on the lungs. She is short of breath and very weak. She is on heart medication. My question is what can we do to relieve her discomfort, presumably she doesn' t have long to live. is there specific medication she could take?

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Dear Renee
Is she seeing a cardiologist ? He will be able to determine which medication is the best for her (usually a water pil and something like digoxin or an ACE inhibitor)
Dr Bets

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