Get your health question answered instantly from our pool of 18000+ doctors from over 80 specialties

185 Doctors Online
Doctor Image
MD
Dr. Andrew Rynne

Family Physician

Exp 50 years

I will be looking into your question and guiding you through the process. Please write your question below.

What is the life expectancy of a person with fluid around the heart?

Answered by
Dr.
Dr. Bhagyesh V. Patel

General Surgeon

Practicing since :1999

Answered : 12440 Questions

default
Posted on Mon, 7 May 2018 in Lump
Question: My grandmother is 90 and has been ill but now we have been told that she has fluid on the heart and fluid in the lungs what does it mean and what is the life expectancy of a person with this at 90.
doctor
Answered by Dr. Bhagyesh V. Patel 49 minutes later
Brief Answer:
Congestive heart failure .explanations provided thoroughly .

Detailed Answer:
Hello dear

Warm welcome to Healthcaremagic.com
I have evaluated your query thoroughly .

* This condition is mostly congestive heart failure or cardiogenic pulmonary
edema , which I am trying to explain in details in simple terminology .

@ Due to number of reasons, there is increase in pressure in the heart ,
diseased or overworked left ventricle ( one of the heart chamber ) is not
able to pump enough blood it receives from lungs .

@ So lungs become heavy, there is fluid collection in pleural space ,
difficulty in breathing .

@ Fluid also accumulates in the lining around heart as pericardial effusion .

* Life expectancy of person with this at 90 , varies depending upon the
underlying cause , associated other problems , body`s immune system ,
current treatment .

* Grossly one can say , that if parameters are settled with current medications
further life expectancy may be for years if there is no other worsening .

* Her current symptoms , medications , reports if available as an attachment in
follow up if provided , I can still guide further precisely .

Hope this helps you to understand the doubt .

Welcome for any further assistance .
Regards .


Above answer was peer-reviewed by : Dr. Vaishalee Punj
doctor
default
Follow up: Dr. Bhagyesh V. Patel 25 minutes later
My grandmother has diabetes and has lost her ability to walk in the last week dew to this and she is in hospital as we speak and has phenomena and doctors have said yesterday that she is on the strongest antibiotics they can give her and it has not been working so they have taken her off the iv since last night. She has stopped eating also.
doctor
Answered by Dr. Bhagyesh V. Patel 6 minutes later
Brief Answer:
follow up .

Detailed Answer:
Thanks for details .

Kindly provide further details please .

1. Conciousness level .
2. Breathing normal or need oxygen .
3. Urine output okay or decreased .
4. What is sugar and other blood parameters suggest if you know .
5. 2D Echo report if available .

Awaiting for your response .
Regards .
Above answer was peer-reviewed by : Dr. Vaishalee Punj
doctor
premium_optimized

The User accepted the expert's answer

Share on
Question is related to
Medical Topics

Recent questions on  Heart chamber

doctor1 MD

What is the exact risk of strength training/weight lifting while having MVP with moderate regurgitation? I have normal heart LV size and output. I do not strain during exercise or hold my breath during lifting.

doctor1 MD

nullHi there, my father has had a pacemaker for a year, sometimes he feels one fast heartbeat along with pain behind his head in second ,and sometimes he feels one strong electric shock in the meddle of his chest, therefore there are no dizziness...

doctor1 MD

In most of the body the arteries carry oxygenated blood and the veins carry un-oxygenated blood. The exception to this pattern is the heart. Explain how and why specific arteries and veins of the heart are different from the pattern seen in the rest of the body.

doctor1 MD

Below are my Fathers 2 D echo results..can any one tell me the criticality?
Mitral Valve :Normal
Tricuspid Valve :Normal
Pulmonary Valve :Normal
Aortic Valve :Normal
Left Atrium : 4.12 cms

Left Ventricle: IVSD:1.3 cms LVPWD:1.25 cms
EDD : 4.92 cms EF:45 %
ESD : 3.6 cms
RWMA : Inferior wall Hypokinetic
RIGHT ATRIUM : Normal
RIGHT VENTRICLE : Normal
Aorta : 3.01 cms
IAS : Normal
IVS : Intact
Pulmonary Artery : Normal
Pericardium : Normal
SVC,IVC : Normal
Pulmonary Veins : Normal
Intracardiac Masses : Normal

Doppler: MV : E:0.72 m/sec A : 0.62 m/sec EDT :142 m/sec
AJV : 1.30 m/sec PJV : 0.98 m/sec PAT: 126 m/sec

Colour Flow Imaging : No MR/AR / PR/TR

Conclusions :CAD
RMWA +
Fair LV Function
Mild LV Clot

doctor1 MD

When your heart receive oxygenated blood ?

doctor1 MD

Dear doctor, Good morning. These questions are about my 2D-Echo with colour Doppler done on 16-Feb-2013 @ 18:40, and not yet shown to the Cardiologist who recommended this test. (1)What is the interpretation of IVS(ed/es) which is 0.9/1.9 cm against the normal (0.6-1.2 cm) ? (2) What is the interpretation of LVPW (ed/es) which is 0.7/1.7 cm against the normal (0.6-1.1 cm) ? (3) What is the interpretation of TRIVIAL TRICUSPID REGURGITATION? Regards, Rathna Chennai