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Down with pneumonia. Ultrasound showed fluid around heart, prescribed diuretic. How serious is this?

My Dad got admitted to the hospital yesterday with Pneumonia and today they did an ultrasound and said he has fluid around the heart and they are giving him a diuretic to try to get rid of the fluid. Since I haven t been able to talk to the Dr yet, I want to get a reading on how serious this could be as I may want to have him moved to Stanford hospital. Thanks
Asked On : Tue, 29 Jan 2013
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Hi Dear
Welcome to the Health care magic,
Dear friend, Your father has developed Pericardial Effusion. He is been given diuretics to reduce the constrictive pressure over the heart. Further he will be relieved by treating the exact cause of PE.
Hope Your query is answered,
Answered: Sat, 6 Jul 2013
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