Fluid in Lung & Diuretic
I had a dual lead pacemaker installed on Feb 28, 2020 due to bradycardia which was causing me shortness of breath.
After the surgery they took a chest xray and told me that I had a small to moderate right pleural effusion (fluid in my right lung). They put me on a 20mg dosage of Furosemide (a loop diuretic) to try to drain the fluid out of my right lung. It has been 10 days and the fluid is still there along with my shortness of breath.
My question, is how long does it typically take for Furmoside to work? I always thought diuretics were supposed to act pretty quickly.
Also, my medical reports are now referring to my condition as "pleural effusion with acute diastolic congestive heart failure". I thought I just had bradycardia and that the pacemaker would solve my shortness of breath problems. Apparently I was wrong!