A 36-year-old member asked:
I start wheezing and my chest gets congested. could it be asthma or my heart?
3 doctor answers • 5 doctors weighed in
Dr. Craig Brownanswered
Specializes in Pulmonology
Could be both: Both pulmonary and cardiac problems could present this way. I recommend a thorough evaluation by your physician.
6.3k viewsAnswered >2 years ago
Dr. Richard Williamsanswered
Pharmacy 20 years experience
Get checked: In either case you would do better to have yourself checked. If asthma a rather simple spirometry may tell all. A cradiac test would also rule out or confirm any heart problems. Don't hesitate if you feel storng about these symptoms.
5.6k viewsReviewed >2 years ago
A Verified Doctoranswered
38 years experience
Asthma : If there is no risk factors for coronary artery disease, possibly asthma. Test like spirometry and peak flow, metacholine challenge test, chest ray used to diagnosed asthma. Heart conditions can mimic an asthma specially heart failure and acute coronary syndrome. Consult a physician.
5.1k viewsAnswered >2 years agoMerged
Last updated Dec 9, 2013
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