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There are multiple causes of fluid in the lungs and many of them relate to the heart, notes Mayo Clinic. When the left ventricle is unable to efficiently pump out the blood it receives from the pulmonary circulation, pre... More »

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The condition that causes fluid around the lungs, pulmonary edema, often results from heart problems such as cardiomyopathy. Other causes of pulmonary edema include pneumonia, and living and exercising at high elevations... More »

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Pulmonary edema is the medical term used to refer to the accumulation of fluid in the lungs, specifically in the alveoli or air sacs, according to Medical News Today. It affects gas exchange and makes breathing difficult... More »

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Although there are many reasons for fluid in the lungs, the most common are related to the heart, according to Mayo Clinic. The medical term for this condition when it relates to the heart is cardiogenic pulmonary edema.... More »

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The condition that causes fluid around the lungs, pulmonary edema, often results from heart problems such as cardiomyopathy. Other causes of pulmonary edema include pneumonia, and living and exercising at high elevations... More »

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Flooded or fluid-filled lungs, or pulmonary edema, occurs when air sacs in the lungs fill with fluid, according to the Mayo Clinic. Causes of pulmonary edema include a weakened left ventricle in the heart, trauma, drowni... More »

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While pneumonia can lead to fluid building up in the lungs, water in the lungs is not a cause of pneumonia, according to Mayo Clinic and the American Lung Association. Viruses, bacteria, mycoplasmas, fungi and other infe... More »

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