Hi,

I just went to see my doctor about my chronic dyspnoea, which I have had for the past 4 months.

My doctor sent me to a chest X-Ray which I had 1 month ago and came back clear. She thought it was anxiety related because of its tendency to die down when I am outside. I have an ECG next week to find out any clues why I have very bad breathlessness.

So my question is what heart problems cause constant breathlessness, which is worse when you lie down?
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replied November 28th, 2018
The breathlessness upon lying down is Orthopnea which is related to left ventricular heart failure and/or pulmonary edema. It can also occur in those with asthma and chronic bronchitis,sleep apnea or panic disorder. There is no harm in doing the relevant cardiac work up


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