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Experiencing shortness of breath. Stent placed a year ago. Should I get it checked?

My husband has been experiencing shortness of breath and concerned on what it might be causing it. He s had a stent put in about a year ago. He s going to be 85 in Oct but is very active and with it. Should he see a doctor soon I would appreciate your advice as he s stubborn and won t think this might be something brewing. Thank you sooo much
Asked On : Sun, 10 Mar 2013
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Dear patient, his shortness of breath could be due to cardiac or pulmonary cause , so you should get him checked by both a cardiologist and a pulmonologist and the treatement will depend up on the cause of breathlessness
Dr Arshad
Answered: Sun, 10 Mar 2013
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Hi Concerned Wife,

First go and visit your cardiologist and repeat an Echo. Secondly, get a lung function test done. If he is smoking he my have bronchitis( acute or chronic) which could be the reason for his breathlessness.

Dr Indu Bubna

Answered: Mon, 11 Mar 2013
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