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I have POTS, heart failure and asthma. I sleep with my head raised about six inches. I am short of breath when I lie down. Why?

Fluid in the lungs. this is typical for heart failure...when you lay down, the fluid in your lungs accumulates in the lower parts of the lungs so it gives the feeling of shortness of breath..the treatment is taking the heart medications regularly including the water pill..its ok to sleep on many pillows or raise the head of your bed. Read more...

Is it true that heart failure and peripheral arterial disease linked?

Yes. Pad is a very serious condition that has also been linked to heart attack and stroke if it’s not treated. Read more...
PAD is a marker. Peripheral arterial disease (pad) is a well known marker of and predictive for coronary artery disease, a component of the broader heart disease. Many types of heart failure are related to coronary artery disease and so there's the connection. Pad by itself, however, does not directly cause heart failure but it can be associated. Read more...