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Had pneumonia, restlessness, breathing difficulty, swollen face, given potassium, heart issues. What can help?

My 85 year old mother in law was admitted to the hospital due to pneumonia . On the fourth night of her hospitalization, she became restless, had difficulty breathing , and her face suddenly became swollen. I remember that earlier during that day, she was given potassium thru IV and she was complaining that the medicine injected hurts. We were told by the doctor that she had a heart attack and the reason given to us is because she has a history of heart issues. What could be the reason why she had a heart attack and swollen face at the sme time?
Asked On : Mon, 21 Jan 2013
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ENT Specialist 's  Response
Aug 2013
Hello and welcome to HCM,

I shall try to help you out on your problem

You have placed your question in the ENT section of our website and thats why no one has been able to help you.

you need to place your question in the HYPERTENSION AND HEART DISEASES section of our site and am sure one of the specialist will be able to help you out


Dr SRiram Nathan
Answered: Fri, 27 Sep 2013
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