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Keep waking up gasping for air. Had a normal ECG two years ago, my doc said heart/ lungs sound fine, BP norm. Not heart failure then? What could it be

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Dr. Calvin Weisberger
Internal Medicine - Cardiology
2 doctors agree

In brief: Sob

One possibility is sleep apnea, should continue to search for cause with your doc.

In brief: Sob

One possibility is sleep apnea, should continue to search for cause with your doc.
Dr. Calvin Weisberger
Dr. Calvin Weisberger
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Dr. Robert Olsen
Your doctor can order an overnight monitoring of your oxygen saturation (content) of our blood and a monitoring of your heart rate, all done in the comfort of your own home. Several businesses provide these studies at a fraction of the cost of a sleep lab polysomnography.
Dr. Rashid Khan
Internal Medicine
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In brief: Sleep Apnea

Obstructive sleep apnea can be one of the reasons for pauses in breathing during sleep and gasping on waking up.
Obstructive sleep apnea is usually associated with obesity and history of loud snoring. Consult a physician for a sleep study. It can be treated by using CPAP machine or surgery.

In brief: Sleep Apnea

Obstructive sleep apnea can be one of the reasons for pauses in breathing during sleep and gasping on waking up.
Obstructive sleep apnea is usually associated with obesity and history of loud snoring. Consult a physician for a sleep study. It can be treated by using CPAP machine or surgery.
Dr. Rashid Khan
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Dr. Joseph Shen
Cardiology - Cardiac Electrophysiology

In brief: Sleep Apnea?

You may want to have a sleep apnea test.
.. Talk to your doctor asap...

In brief: Sleep Apnea?

You may want to have a sleep apnea test.
.. Talk to your doctor asap...
Dr. Joseph Shen
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