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Posted by: pieta | 2008/05/22

Water around lungs

My dad had 2 heart attacks in one day last year. He was admitted to hospital, for 2 months, and after his release he had trouble breathing. He was sent home with a oxygen machine, which he used once/twice a day.

He was admitted to hospital last week after having problems breathing. It was discovered that he had a lot of flued around his lungs, and a total of 6 litres of flued was drained.

What is the cause of this, is it serious? he is 72 years old.

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Hi Pieta
It can be caused by heart failure, because the heart can't pump away the fluid building up in the lungs. It can be serious.
Dr Bets

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