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What is heberden's asthma?
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Dr. Steven Machtinger
Internal Medicine - Allergy & Immunology
8 doctors agree
In brief: Cardiac asthma
Heberden's asthma is commonly known as cardiac asthma.
It is wheezing, coughing and shortness of breath that mimics asthma but is actually due to congestive heart failure. Symptoms are due primarily to accumulation of fluid in the lungs from a weak pumping action of the heart. The treatment is diuretics and additional medications that improve the strength of cardiac muscle contractions.

In brief: Cardiac asthma
Heberden's asthma is commonly known as cardiac asthma.
It is wheezing, coughing and shortness of breath that mimics asthma but is actually due to congestive heart failure. Symptoms are due primarily to accumulation of fluid in the lungs from a weak pumping action of the heart. The treatment is diuretics and additional medications that improve the strength of cardiac muscle contractions.
Dr. Steven Machtinger
Dr. Steven Machtinger
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Dr. Javier Chinen
Pediatrics - Allergy & Asthma
2 doctors agree
In brief: Cardiac asthma
Congestive heart failure might cause shortness of breath, cough and wheezing, which are symptoms characteristic of asthma.

In brief: Cardiac asthma
Congestive heart failure might cause shortness of breath, cough and wheezing, which are symptoms characteristic of asthma.
Dr. Javier Chinen
Dr. Javier Chinen
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