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water around the heart

my 92 year old mother has had two heart attacks, she's in hospital now. Latest diagnosis is water around the heart. Any advise?
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There are many causes of fluid collection around the heart. These may include:
1- Congestive heart failure
2- Viral infection
3- Endocrine disorders
4- Bacterial infection (mainly tuberculosis)
Consequently, these causes should be investigated for and treated .
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