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People of any age can get pneumonia, but it is a common cause of death in the elderly because they have poor circulation (cardiovascular disease).http://www.pubmedcentral.nih.gov/articlerender.fcgi?artid=1071117
Diuretics and digoxin frequently lead to improvement of symptoms
low blood pressure (hypotension) is a symptom of heart disease, (cardiac insufficiency).Medications are available which increase the output of the heart, (e.g. digoxin, a.k.a. "heart tablets").Treating low blood pressure should reduce the chance of pneumonia reoccurring by reducing the probably of fluid accumulating in the lungs, (pulmonary oedema).QuoteDiuretics and digoxin frequently lead to improvement of symptomshttp://www.shb.scot.nhs.uk/healthcare/shetlandwide/ward3/documents/res-DrugTreatmentInHeartFailure.pdf