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If somebody has shortness of breath, but a pulse oxi meter gives healthy results, is it still possible to be cardiac related shortness of breath?

If somebody has shortness of breath, but a pulse oxi meter gives healthy results, is it still possible to be cardiac related shortness of breath?

Yes: I am assuming you are referring to an oxygen saturation. All that lets you know is that the oxygen coming in is oxygenating your blood. Given your age, it seems unlikely you are having anything cardiac related. Looks like they have been looking into it further with the holter monitor and the echocardiogram. Trust your doctors, they are doing a good job! ...Read more

Dr. Luis Villaplana
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Are cardiac ischemia and shortness of breath related?

Are cardiac ischemia and shortness of breath related?

Very possible: Shortness of breath often is a manifestation of cardiac ischemia. Although chest pain is a well known sign of cardiac ischemia , shortness of breath needs to be evaluated promptly. See your doctor. ...Read more

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What is the relationship between cardiac ischemia and shortness of breath?

What is the relationship between cardiac ischemia and shortness of breath?

Symptoms: Cardiac ischemia (lack of enough blood supply to a part of the heart muscle) can manifest as shorteness of breath (second most common symptom after chest pain). ...Read more

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How come I have shortness of breath on minimal exertion not cardiac related?

Short of breath: Pulmonary disease is very common, obstructive pulmonary disease is a common cause, weakness of respiratory muscles and interstitial lung disease all do the same as well as a bunch of other things; the heart is just one of many causes of sob, anemia can do it too. ...Read more

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Why do I have shortness of breath on minimal exertion not cardiac related?

Why do I have shortness of breath on minimal exertion not cardiac related?

Short of breath: Lung disease and breathing mechanics can do this discuss with your doctor. ...Read more

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Could shortness of breath lead to sudden cardiac death?

Could shortness of breath lead to sudden cardiac death?

Effect, not cause: Shortness of breath is a symptom. It can be caused by alot of different things. Some of those things could cause sudden cardiac death. For example, a heart attack can present as shortness of breath and lead to sudden death. A pulmonary embolism can cause sob and lead to death. But also remember, alot of benign things can cause sob. Needs to be properly evaluated. ...Read more

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When i sink my chest in/bend forward.. Sternum pain /slight shortness of breath. Cardiac issues have been ruled out. I'm 22yr?

When i sink my chest in/bend forward.. Sternum pain /slight shortness of breath. Cardiac issues have been ruled out. I'm 22yr?

Chest pain: Costochondritis (inflammation of rib -cartilage joints adjacent to sternum) could cause the pain that you described above. In certain situations of pleuracy/pleuritis (inflammation of covering of lung) could cause pain while you breath in and bend. ...Read more

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Right after cardiac ablation i talked 1h on my cell. Now i feel shortness of breath and suffocating. Did talkin on my cell cause all of this?PLSadvise

Right after cardiac ablation i talked 1h on my cell. Now i feel shortness of breath and suffocating. Did talkin on my cell cause all of this?PLSadvise

Well...: This has nothing to do with using your cell phone.... yet, because of your symptoms contact your Dr. immediately! ...Read more

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I had a cardiac ablation done 5 days ago...it went with no complications..however after the procedure i have constant shortness of breath when I talk?

I had a cardiac ablation done 5 days ago...it went with no complications..however after the procedure i have constant shortness of breath when I talk?

See your doctor!: Complications from cardiac ablation are rare but can include blood clots forming in the legs or lungs. This is called a PE, and could cause shortness of breath. It's also possible (depending on the approach used) to have a partial lung collapse. See your doctor to rule out any serious problem causing your shortness of breath. ...Read more

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Tiny vsd.Cardiac workup shows possible past heart attack.Having heart cath 4 constant chest pressure/shortness of breath.Possible discomfort causes?

Tiny vsd.Cardiac workup shows possible past heart attack.Having heart cath 4 constant chest pressure/shortness of breath.Possible discomfort causes?

Chest pain not from : Chest pain possibly from ASHD or blocked coronary arteries. What showed possible old heart attack if this was an ekg this is not that accurate. If it was and echocardiogram or cardiac sonogram that showed prior heart muscle damage that is probable accurate. Cardiac cath should tell you if you have blocked arteries and how significant they are. If borderline blockages are found a wire can be passed. ...Read more

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Shortness of breath, left side chest tightness/tenderness.Had every cardiac test avail.Not cardiac related. Previous valley fever, possibly back? Poor quality of life do to breathing issue. Er visit?

Shortness of breath, left side chest tightness/tenderness.Had every cardiac test avail.Not cardiac related. Previous valley fever, possibly back? Poor quality of life do to breathing issue. Er visit?

Probably not: If your symptoms are chronic in nature, the er is not the best place for you to be evaluated. Go back to your regular phsyician, who knows your entire story. Ask if there is any other specialist who might be helpful in solving your difficult problem. ...Read more

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Does coronary artery disease always cause shortness of breath?

Does coronary artery disease always cause shortness of breath?

Yes: Coronary artery disease, angina, and heart attack are a continuum of a process. With these congestion f the lungs can occur, or blood clots can embolize, or cardiac output can be reduced. All affect oxygen delivery and feeling of shortness of breath. ...Read more

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Shortness of breath in stress. Coronary cta by mdct-256 dual source @100bpm.Lad2 muscle bridge 1.91 CM cause mild stenosis(40%) in systolic. Advice pl?

Shortness of breath in stress. Coronary cta by mdct-256 dual source @100bpm.Lad2 muscle bridge 1.91 CM cause mild stenosis(40%) in systolic. Advice pl?

Need lung function: At your age, lung function impairment would be a more likely cause than cardiovascular disease unless you have many risk factors for cv disease. Suggest that you get an exercise tolerance test if the basic lung function test is normal to find out. Anxiety with hyperventilation is yet another cause for sob under stress. ...Read more

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Ever since I had a coronary heart vessel stent put in Feb '14 I have had notable shortness of breath when walking, going up stairs, singing. Related??

Ever since I had a coronary heart vessel stent put in Feb '14 I have had notable shortness of breath when walking, going up stairs, singing. Related??

Contact Cardiologist: You need an evaluation by your Cardiologist sooner than later. Make an appointment today. If symptoms are increasing in intensity go to the nearest ER. It may be as simple as a medication adjustment. It may be as serious as a stent thrombosis or other complications. I noticed that you did not mention any antiplatelet medications or other heart medications. Go to Doctor today! ...Read more

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Cardiac (Definition)

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