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How does heart failure affect the lungs?

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Fluid may collect in the lungs and interfere with the ability to breathe, especially when lying down.

SOURCES: 

Silver, W., ''Success With Heart Failure: Help and Hope for Those with Congestive Heart Failure,'' HarperCollins, 3rd edition October 16, 2002. 

American Heart Association.

Reviewed by Suzanne R. Steinbaum on February 20, 2017

SOURCES: 

Silver, W., ''Success With Heart Failure: Help and Hope for Those with Congestive Heart Failure,'' HarperCollins, 3rd edition October 16, 2002. 

American Heart Association.

Reviewed by Suzanne R. Steinbaum on February 20, 2017

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