A 36-year-old member asked:

What happens if there is heart failure and breathing difficulty present when resting, does it get worse when exercising or better instead?

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Dr. Jesus Yap
Cardiology 55 years experience
Worse: Shortness of breath at rest in a patient with heart failure indicate advance stage of heart failure. Any extra physical work is usually not well tolerated and will make breathing worse. It is best to make patient comfortable of whatever means such as position,and adjustment of medications to control fluids
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