A 41-year-old female asked:
Going on second week of shortness of breath now at rest. went to the clinic where the dr did ekg and said it was norm. had dental wrk done 3 weeks ago, what could this be? feel cold air in chest too.
2 doctor answers • 3 doctors weighed in
Obstetrics and Gynecology 66 years experience
More tests needed: This can be asthma, you may need pulmonary function tests and a chest xray
a simple ekg may not be enough. You may need an echoekg and even a stress test
esophageal reflux can cause these symptoms as well
it becomes a matter of systematically narrowing down the possibilities.
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Cardiology 48 years experience
Not enough info: Ekg does not provide enough information to say that shortness of breath is not cardiac.
You need a visit to your doctor or a cardiologist and you may need chest x rays and an echocardiogram. Do it soon!
4.2k viewsReviewed >2 years ago
Last updated Feb 17, 2018
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