A 44-year-old member asked:
how does coronary heart disease affect the respiratory system?
2 doctor answers
Dr. Andrew Freeman answered
17 years experience Cardiology
Shortness of breath: Shortness of breath or dyspnea can be a symptom of the respiratory system or from coronary disease. Heart disease can make it more difficult to breathe and should be evaluated by your doctor.
Answered on Jan 31, 2018
Dr. Bennett Werner answered
43 years experience Cardiology
It doesn't: Unless the chd has progressed to the point that the heart is failing. Then the lungs become congested with fluid (from the backpressure of a failing heart - also called "congestive heart failure"). The cardinal symptom is breathlessness.
Answered on Apr 30, 2018
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