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Date : 13-Jan-2012
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Very Good Posted in: Hypertension and Heart Disease
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Practicing since : 2009
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User :   hi
Doctor :   hi
Doctor :  
how can i help you
User :   i have a grandmother in the hospital she has artritis
Doctor :   okay

User :   she also has a cold and they took a ekg and compared it to yesturdays and it says she has water next to her heart is that bad?
Doctor :  
User :   and she takes many pills and takes some to thin her blood
User :   what can she do?
Doctor :  
the water collection will make the heart work too much
Doctor :  
and worsen the condition
Doctor :  
but the treatment to reduce it
Doctor :  
will be given in the hospital
Doctor :  
follow those instruction
User :   what do you think caused that to happen? she also got her foot amputated 7 years go and she's been in a wheel chair ever since....

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