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Near congestive heart failure, fluid around heart, heart enlarged. On lasix. See a specialist?

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My general doctor did an dray and said I was near congestive heart failure. He could see fluid around heart and that the heart was enlarged. The dr. Gave me lasix. Should I see a heart spec.
Posted Sun, 29 Apr 2012 in General Health
Answered by Dr. Rakhi Tayal 1 hour later
Thanks for posting your query.
Enlarged heart with fluid around it is suggestive of congestive heart failure.
Lasix can remove the fluid to some extent but you need to get the root cause of heart failure treated for proper relief. Lasix will only provide relief for the time being.
I recommend you to consult a competent cardiologist for complete cardiac investigations and appropriate treatment.
Hope this answers your query. I will be glad to answer the follow up queries that you have.
Please accept my answer in case you do not have further queries.
Wishing you good health.
Dr. Rakhi Tayal.
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