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Suggest treatment for extreme shortness of breath

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Having extreme shortness of breath,, had three bypass seven years ago,, had shortness of breath then and still have it now, my only problem is having the shortness, no blockage shown as of seven months ago,, should I maybe see a lung doctor ? Blood pressure good and is a active person. Its always been the same problem,, Shortness of breath.
Posted Thu, 20 Feb 2014 in Hypertension and Heart Disease
Answered by Dr. Anantharamakrishnan 2 hours later
Brief Answer: You are right / See lung doctor Detailed Answer: Dear friend, Welcome to Health Care Magic First thing – in this situation – will be to exclude (left) heart failure Examination, X-ray chest, ECHO and/or Lab (BNP) will show. Absence of block only shows the patency of the blood vessel and adequacy of blood supply.. Already being under the care of a Cardiologist – means heart failure is unlikely / and he would have excluded it, anyway. You are absolutely right / You should see a Pulmonologist (lung doctor) Examination / CT chest / Spirometry (Lung function test) will clinch the diagnosis Good luck Take care Wishing all well God bless
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