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What causes breathing difficulty and swelling in the legs?

My wife is 77 and has left side neglect because of a massive stroke a little over a year ago. She has had edema but has managed it by raising her legs to the level of her heart and by using Bumetanide. The last few days I have noticed a swelling in both lower legs. She complains that she has trouble breathing and I hear her taking deeper breaths to help. She is using her walker to get to the bathroom. She has a pacemaker because of aFib just before the stroke. How concerned should I be before contacting her Cardiologist or primary on Monday? Or Tuesday? Thank you for your time and concern! R. Morden
Tue, 5 Dec 2017
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Hello, my name is Dr Olgeta Xhufka. I understand your concern. It seems she is suffering cronical heart failure. She can take a bigger dose of bumetanide to help her breath. Of course it is serious concern.
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