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How does coronary heart disease affect the respiratory system?

6 doctors weighed in
Dr. Bennett Werner
Internal Medicine - Cardiology
3 doctors agree

In brief: It doesn't

Unless the chd has progressed to the point that the heart is failing.
Then the lungs become congested with fluid (from the backpressure of a failing heart - also called "congestive heart failure"). The cardinal symptom is breathlessness.

In brief: It doesn't

Unless the chd has progressed to the point that the heart is failing.
Then the lungs become congested with fluid (from the backpressure of a failing heart - also called "congestive heart failure"). The cardinal symptom is breathlessness.
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Dr. Andrew Freeman
Internal Medicine - Cardiology
2 doctors agree

In brief: Shortness of breath

Shortness of breath or dyspnea can be a symptom of the respiratory system or from coronary disease.
Heart disease can make it more difficult to breathe and should be evaluated by your doctor.

In brief: Shortness of breath

Shortness of breath or dyspnea can be a symptom of the respiratory system or from coronary disease.
Heart disease can make it more difficult to breathe and should be evaluated by your doctor.
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