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Difference in shortness of breath with heart valve disease and coronary heart disease?
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Dr. Francis Uricchio
Internal Medicine - Cardiology
3 doctors agree
In brief: Cause
The symptoms will feel the same but the cause could be quite different.
When the heart is not getting enough blood, it relaxes poorly after each heart beat. This can cause shortness of breath. In advanced stages, blocked heart arteries cause heart damage, pumping dysfunction, and heart failure. Valve disease can cause relaxation problems and heart damage as well despite normal circulation.

In brief: Cause
The symptoms will feel the same but the cause could be quite different.
When the heart is not getting enough blood, it relaxes poorly after each heart beat. This can cause shortness of breath. In advanced stages, blocked heart arteries cause heart damage, pumping dysfunction, and heart failure. Valve disease can cause relaxation problems and heart damage as well despite normal circulation.
Dr. Francis Uricchio
Dr. Francis Uricchio
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Dr. Bennett Werner
Internal Medicine - Cardiology
2 doctors agree
In brief: SOB is SOB
The mechanism in both cases is elevated left atrial pressure with pulmonary vascular congestion so the symptom is the same:shortness of breath.
How you get there is what differs in valve disease vs chd.

In brief: SOB is SOB
The mechanism in both cases is elevated left atrial pressure with pulmonary vascular congestion so the symptom is the same:shortness of breath.
How you get there is what differs in valve disease vs chd.
Dr. Bennett Werner
Dr. Bennett Werner
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