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Midland, TX
A 52-year-old male asked:

can. you. be. sob. if its. your. heart?

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Dr. Michael Sparacino
Family Medicine 37 years experience
Yes: Yes. Shortness of breath is a very common symptom of heart failure.
Dr. Terrence Cohen
Cardiology 46 years experience
Yes: Shortness of breath is one of the most common symptoms of heart disease, but there are non-cardiac causes. Among the cardiac causes are heart failure (weak heart muscle), coronary artery disease (blockage of heart arteries), arrhythmias (fast, slow, or irregular heart beat), pericardial disease (irritation of the sack around the heart, sometimes with fluid accumulation), & leaky or sticking valves.

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