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How do I know if I have Cardiac Asthma? What is the symptoms of Cardiac Asthma?

How do I know if I have Cardiac Asthma? What is the symptoms of Cardiac Asthma?

Shortness of breath: and wheezing. The trigger for asthma in this case is the back-up of fluid into the lungs because the heart is not working effectively. When treating, we struggle to fix the breathing unless heart function is optimized. Usually, this pertains only to persons with known underlying heart disease and older than yourself. If you found this term in an online search, I wouldn't consider it further. ...Read more

Dr. Sue Ferranti
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Asthma (Definition)

Asthma is a disease of the lungs caused by chronic inflammation of the airways most often caused by allergies. This inflammation results in airway swelling and hyperactivity leading to difficulty breathing, shortness of breath, dry cough, etc. MIT is a diagnosis made by combining clinical ...Read more


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Please describe the differences in symptoms in cardiac related dyspnea, asthma related dyspnea, and anxiety related dyspnea?

Please describe the differences in symptoms in cardiac related dyspnea, asthma related dyspnea, and anxiety related dyspnea?

Dyspnea = Dyspnea: Dyspnea is dyspnea. In other words, dyspnea is just medicalese for shortness of breath. What's more important is to determine the cause of dyspnea. But the symptoms will be similar, eg shortness of breath. So you need to go see your family doc for proper evaluation. With that said, dyspnea related to your heart might be aggravated by activity whereas asthma might cause wheezing just stiing still. ...Read more

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What is the best drug for cardiac asthma?

What is the best drug for cardiac asthma?

Various: Cardiac asthma means increased fluid tension in your lungs from a cardiac source is making you short of breath. This may be from a heart that is thickened or stiff (diastolic dysfunction), a heart that is enlarged or weakened (systolic dysfunction), or a valve that is not functioning properly. The treatment is different depending on the cause. See your doctor. ...Read more

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What is the diagnostic test for cardiac asthma?

What is the diagnostic test for cardiac asthma?

Not asthma: This is not asthma. It's similar symptoms due to heart failure. Your doctor can test your heart (EKG, Echocardiogram) about heart failure and examine you. Treating cardiac asthma involves addressing the heart component. ...Read more

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What is the diagnostic test for cardiac asthma?

What is the diagnostic test for cardiac asthma?

Not asthma: This is not asthma. It's similar symptoms due to heart failure. Your doctor can test your heart (EKG, Echocardiogram) about heart failure and examine you. Treating cardiac asthma involves addressing the heart component. ...Read more

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Is there a?Relationship between known recurrent asthma and congestive cardiac failure?

Is there a?Relationship between known recurrent asthma and congestive cardiac failure?

Truly no: However, heart failure can cause pulmonary edema, which can lead to "cardiac wheezing" that has been mistaken for asthma. People do have both asthma and heart failure, and pollution can flair both diseases, but even then they are not truly inter-related in the body(one does not cause or exacerbate the other). ...Read more

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What is the relationship between known recurrent asthma and congestive cardiac failure?

What is the relationship between known recurrent asthma and congestive cardiac failure?

True true, unrelated: Heart failure can cause pulmonary edema (water logged lungs) for which one sign is wheeze (all that wheezes is not asthma). A related environmental cause - severe pollution , could lead a person with both to have an exacerbation of both... But it is more likely that "cardiac asthma" isn't asthma at all, but just the heart failure. ...Read more

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Cardiac fitness for asthma patients? How do I improve cardiac fitness with asthma?

Cardiac fitness for asthma patients? How do I improve cardiac fitness with asthma?

Aerobic but slower: Aerobic exercise works as well in asthma as non-asthma but you should use albuterol before workouts and the intensity likely will need to be advanced slower especially early. ...Read more

Dr. Debra Rosenblatt
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Cardiac (Definition)

Cardiac translates literally to "heart, " and any place the term is seen, such ...Read more