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A 87-year-old female asked:

Can emphysema cause palpations or chest spasms? my oxygen levels are consistently high and oxygen or steroids don't help my breathing problems. i feel every breath?

1 doctor answer3 doctors weighed in
Dr. Silviu Pasniciuc
Internal Medicine 28 years experience
Yes, any chronic lung condition can strain the heart in the long run and irregular heart beats become common. Talk to your doc about your symptoms and observations with regard to treatments tried.
Last updated Apr 10, 2021
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