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Cardiac Asthma

Purpose:

To evaluate an older adult with asthma-like symptoms caused by heart failure.

Specialty:

Cardiovascular Diseases, Interventional Cardiology, Cardiac Electrophysiology, Pulmonary Critical Care Medicine, Pulmonary Disease, Cardiothoracic Radiology

Objective:

clinical diagnosis, including family history for genetics, complication detection, comorbid conditions

ICD-10:

I50.1

Description:

Congestive heart failure may present with wheezing or other respiratory symptoms that can mimic asthma. Edema of the bronchial mucosa can result in airway obstruction. This presentation is referred to as "cardiac asthma."

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