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How does coronary heart disease affect the respiratory system?

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Dr. Andrew Freeman
Cardiology 19 years experience
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.
Dr. Bennett Werner
Cardiology 45 years experience
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.

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