How Do You Know If You Have Fluid around Your Heart or Lungs?

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People who have fluid around their heart or lungs experience difficulty in breathing. One must consult a physician to fully assess the condition. An initial assessment that a physician does is to check the pulse rate and listen to abnormal sound such as rales and crepitations in the lungs and heart using a stethoscope.
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