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Dr. Joseph Shen
3,314 doctors shared insights

Heart Failure (Definition)

Heart failure is a complex set of conditions in which the heart "fails" to pump a normal amount of blood with each beat. This can be due to poor squeezing function (systolic heart failure) and/or a stiff heart incapable of filling normally (diastolic heart failure). Common symptoms include swelling and trouble breathing, particularly when ...Read more


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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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Can pvc's cause chest tightness and shortness of breath?

PVC's : In a healthy 31 yr old male, pvc's are almost never the cause of any major issues. Mostly likely, you're having some anxiety when experiencing pvc's (which is very common)! nevertheless, get a check up to make sure there isn't anything else going on. If you're checkup is clean, i bet those symptoms will go away after getting the proper reassurance. ...Read more

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What can cause shortness of breath (dyspnea)?

What can cause  shortness of breath (dyspnea)?

SOB: Depending on your age, heart and lung causes need to be looked at. Also one would look at other symptoms ie. Chest pain, cough, sinus symptoms. ...Read more

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Pregnant with shortness of breath. Constant cough and allergies then the shortness of breath

Pregnant with shortness of breath. Constant cough and allergies then the shortness of breath

Need evaluation: Symptoms of shortness of breath and frequent cough can be related to asthma or other conditions that can affect pregnant women including cardiomyopathy (heart problems). Allergies and asthma frequently occur together and if untreated or under treated can lead to serious consequences. It important these symptoms are addressed by a physician specialist soon. ...Read more

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Does GERD causes anxiety, shortness of breath and palpatations?

Does GERD causes anxiety, shortness of breath and palpatations?

No: Gerd does not usually cause symptoms like anxiety, shortness of breath, and palpitations. But anxiety disorders, exposure to some stimulant medications, and certain other conditions can. Please see your physician about this. ...Read more

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Pregnant with shortness of breath constant cough then shortness of breath suffer from allergies, constant sneezing and then shortness of breath

Pregnant with shortness of breath constant cough then shortness of breath suffer from allergies, constant sneezing and then shortness of breath

Asthma: Sounds like asthma. If you can't breathe then the baby can't breathe. See an asthma specialist (typically an allergist) for appropriate therapy. Get this done asap, please. ...Read more

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Musculoskeletal causes of shortness of breath?

Musculoskeletal causes of shortness of breath?

Diaphragm motion: Dysfunction in any structure that surrounds your lungs could impair your ability to take deep breaths. Excessive tone or tightness of the diaphragm (a large muscle between your lungs and abdomen) or problems with the mobility of your ribcage are two possibilities. Practicing mindful deep breathing and gentle stretching of the torso can help these conditions. ...Read more

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Would Tracheabronchiomalacia cause shortness of breath upon exertion and difficulty swallowing?

Would Tracheabronchiomalacia cause shortness of breath upon exertion and difficulty swallowing?

Tracheomalacia: Tracheomalacia (from trachea and Greek ???????, softening) is a condition characterized by flaccidity of the tracheal support cartilage which leads to tracheal collapse especially when increased airflow is demanded. The trachea normally dilates slightly during inspiration and narrows slightly during expiration. These processes are exaggerated in tracheomalacia, leading to airway collapse . REwiki ...Read more

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Shortness of breath and being dizzy?

Shortness of breath and being dizzy?

Many possibilities : Could be anything from anxiety to CHF to arrythmia ...Get evaluated. ...Read more

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Shortness of breath with hypothyroid? Normal?

Shortness of breath with hypothyroid? Normal?

Yes: Hypothyroidism can be associated with shortness of breath, primarily through its effects on the heart. The heart rate can slow and the heart tissue can become weak; plus you can even get fluid build-up around the heart (pericardial effusion). But this is not "normal" and not a good sign. ...Read more

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Can gallbladder attack replicate heart symptoms? Chest pain, shortness of breath etc?

Can gallbladder attack replicate heart symptoms? Chest pain, shortness of breath etc?

Yes: Yes. It is not unusual for a patient presenting with heart attack like symptoms, to ultimately be found to have gallstones or other gastrointestinal disorder after cardiac is ruled out. ...Read more

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Moderate shortness of breath when running no angina what could be the cause? History rt lung base collapse hbp tachycardic heart palps

Moderate shortness of breath when running no angina what could be the cause?
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rt lung base collapse
hbp
tachycardic
heart palps

Shortness of breath : Your question can't be answered as written. The possibilities are quite broad. Heart disease remains a possibility, as do a large number of lung conditions and blood disorders. It could even be normal depending upon the level of exertion, etc... It sounds like you have enough of a concern and previous history that you should see your family physician as soon as possible. ...Read more

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Why can pulmonary edema cause shortness of breath?

Why can pulmonary edema cause shortness of breath?

Gas Exchange: Pulmonary edema affects the flow of oxygen from airsacs / alveoli to blood vessels in the lungs called capillaries. This is called gas exchange and results in low oxygen levels. ...Read more

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Can gastritis cause shortness of breath and unnecessary heart beats?

No: Gastritis is inflammation of the stomach lining. It should not cause difficulty breathing or extra heartbeats. Upper abdominal or chest discomfort associated with these symptoms may be a sign of heart disease. Discuss with your doctor. ...Read more

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Sudden feeling of faint and then shortness of breath & rapid heart rate?

Sudden feeling of faint and then shortness of breath & rapid heart rate?

See your: Doctor or cardiologist. This could be an arrhythmia or irregular heart beat causing these symptoms. Get seen soon. U don't want to faint while driving , etc. ...Read more

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Minimal rt lung base collapse shown on chest xray cause? Shortness of breath when running no angina hbp tachycardia

Minimal rt lung base collapse shown on chest xray cause? 
Shortness of breath when running
no angina 
hbp
tachycardia

Talk to your doctor: Unless the collapse has been known to be present for a long time and stable, may represent infection, blocked airway (?Aspiration), congenital malformation, or even tumor (not likely in 17 yo). Can't give more detail without exam. See your doctor. ...Read more

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Which type of cardiac problems cause, shortness of breathe, pressure tightness and chest pain?

Which type of cardiac problems cause, shortness of breathe, pressure tightness and chest pain?

Chest discomfort: The cause of your symptoms range from stress to congestive heart failure( uncommon in a 34 years old). See a cardiologist. ...Read more

Dr. Bennett Werner
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Congestive Heart Failure (Definition)

Otherwise known simply as heart failure, is a condition in which the heart muscle is weakened. It may be receiving inadequate blood flow, its valves might be malfunctioning or the heart muscle might have thickened or stiffened. As a result, the heart, which is a pump, cannot supply the body with ...Read more


Dr. Luis Villaplana
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Shortness Of Breath (Definition)

Breathlessness is the sensation of not being able to catch one's breath. It may be seen in asthma, heart failure, ...Read more