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A 41-year-old female asked:

Am having difficulty sleeping & have strained breathing&burping.what shud be done stress echo or normal echo.while walking have no probs of breathing.

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Dr. Christian Assad
Cardiology 14 years experience
Gerd? sleep apnea?: The fact that your shortness of breath does not get worse with walking or exercise would go against an ischemic or lack of blood flow scenario for which stress echo is necessary. In addition a regular echo might not be the next dx choice either. If this happens more during night I would consider possible gerd, aka reflux, and trying sleeping with 2 oil lows or take an anti acid Li protonix (pantoprazole) befor

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Last updated Jan 17, 2015

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