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Hi, For The Last One Week, I Feel It Is

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Posted on Sun, 19 Jul 2020
Question: Hi,
For the last one week, I feel it is hard to breath, no fever, just the feeling of hard to breath, I went to Cardiologist who did ECG, X Ray and blood test to come up that my results are ok and my feeling is due to feeling stressed but I still have the same feeling, it is not continuous it comes and goes. Please advice what can I do
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Answered by Dr. Ilir Sharka (52 minutes later)
Brief Answer:
I would recommend performing some tests:

Detailed Answer:
Hello!

Welcome to Ask a Doctor service!

I passed carefully through your question and would explain that shortness of breath in diabetic patients could also be indicative of coronary artery disease.

For this reason, I would recommend performing an ECG cardiac stress test or cardiac stress echo in order to exclude this possibility.

Other tests to consider would be:

- a cardiac ultrasound in order to examine your heart function and structure
- pulmonary function tests
- complete blood count for anemia
- D - Dimmer plasma levels for possible pulmonary embolism.

Further tests ( pulmonary angio CT scan) may be needed in case of abnormal D dimmer levels.

You should discuss with your doctor on the above tests.

I remain at your disposal for any further questions whenever you need!

Kind regards,

Dr.Ilir Sharka, Cardiologist
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Hi, For The Last One Week, I Feel It Is

Brief Answer: I would recommend performing some tests: Detailed Answer: Hello! Welcome to Ask a Doctor service! I passed carefully through your question and would explain that shortness of breath in diabetic patients could also be indicative of coronary artery disease. For this reason, I would recommend performing an ECG cardiac stress test or cardiac stress echo in order to exclude this possibility. Other tests to consider would be: - a cardiac ultrasound in order to examine your heart function and structure - pulmonary function tests - complete blood count for anemia - D - Dimmer plasma levels for possible pulmonary embolism. Further tests ( pulmonary angio CT scan) may be needed in case of abnormal D dimmer levels. You should discuss with your doctor on the above tests. I remain at your disposal for any further questions whenever you need! Kind regards, Dr.Ilir Sharka, Cardiologist