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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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
What is the difference between cardiac cough and cardiac asthma? Cough is not from medication or illness. Have it with talking. Have dcm.
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
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
In 65 y/o female with asthma and previous cardiac arrest W/ROSC during Pulm. Embolectomy W/ CPB. Which is safest method for pericardial window?
Complicated question: You ask a VERY complicated question about a complex medical history. The 1st thing to ascertain: "why do you need a pericardial window?" Normally, they are for recurrent cardiac effusions; despite the dramatic surgery & event, effusions aren't typical after cardiac arrest. 2nd, need to know why pulm embolism developed. TTYD or use HealthTap Prime to find answers/specialists. Not enough space here. ...Read more
In hosp for asthma on monitr brief ventricular tachycardia, overnight on monitor intermittent periods cardiac ectopy staying another night, concerning?
Always but....: Part of your problem may be from over-stimulation from the beta agonist (brochodilator) use , plus possibly oxygen lack and adverse effects from large dose of steroid given. But any arrhythmia especially ventricular tachycarida is of concern and you need a cardiologic evaluation after your asthma gets under control. ...Read more
I want a cardiac CT scan but am scared of allergic reaction to the dye, I have mild asthma. Can i request Benadryl (diphenhydramine) or how can I get round this?
See answer: Talk to your dr. / radiologist about the appropriate pre- procedure allergic preparation. It usually involves pre-procedure oral steroids (if you are an asthmatic already on steroids this may be modified), possibly an oral antihistamine, and may be performed in a hospital center depending on the severity of your prior iodine sensitivity. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
See below: Because most asthma patients are on beta agonists (like albuterol) which open bronchial airways by relaxing smooth muscle in the airways. Beta blockers do the reverse and would cause bronchoconstriction and thus worsen asthma or as least block the effects of the beta agonists. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
If 22 yr old male had congenital coronary anomaly has mild asthma. Terrified of dieing in surgery fixing it how would you reassure?
Find the best doctor: And team with the most experience/best outcomes. Discuss concerns with the team both related to the surgery and the anesthesia. Meet with all of the attending physicians and clearly express your concerns. Understand the risk to benefit ratio of both the disease and the procedure, i.e. Which is more dangerous in both the short and long-term, the disease or the surgery? ...Read more
How do I differentiate chest tightness from asthma and coronary artery spasms besides using my inhaler or nitro?
Coronary spasm: I don't know how you were diagnosed with coronary spasms. Asthma tightness is very similar. I would look at triggers. What causes the pain to come if it is allergies, humidity, typical asthma triggers it is probably asthma, try your inhaler first. You might try a long acting Nitroglycerin preparation. See your doctor about this. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I'm 53 and I have asthma diabetes and coronary artery disease i also have tremors on my right side my dominant. What causes this and what can I do?
Several: A potential cause would be the bronchodilator used for your asthma control. Aside from the rescue inhaler, the combination inhalers usually contain a long-acting bronchodilator plus cortisone. The bronchodilator can cause tremor but it is unusual to affect only one side. I urge you to check with a neurologist to check this out. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Have coronary artery spasms high blood pressure and asthma. How do I know when to go to ER for chest pain if dr office is closed?
Asthma & chest pain: Asthma rarely, if ever, causes chest pains; although some triggers for asthma such as viral infections can cause 'pleurisy' (chest pains that occur with deep breathing). Other common causes for chest pains include gastric reflux (esophageal spasms) which can also triggger asthma. Chest pains that occur with a changing pattern of frequency or intensity, and with exercise should be investigated. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Nocturnal asthma...: Nocturnal asthma means the person has symptoms of asthma at night. Symptoms include shortness of breath, wheezing, coughing, etc. These symptoms can have an acute onset and can awaken the person from sleep or can interfere with falling asleep so the person cannot fall asleep. This can be treated so see your doctor if you are having these symptoms. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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