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How does coronary heart disease affect the respiratory system?

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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.
Dr. Bennett Werner
Dr. Bennett Werner
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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.
Dr. Andrew Freeman
Dr. Andrew Freeman
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