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Posted on Tue, 12 May 2015
Question: I RECENTLY GOT A RESPONSE FROM DR XXXXXXX BHAVSAR FOR THIS SAME QUESTION. HE SUGGESTED I GET A CT PULMONARY ANGIOGRAM I GOT THIS DONE AND ITS CLEAR. MY PROBLEM IS GETTING WORSE PAIN DOWN THE CENTER OF MY CHEST EXTREAM SHORTNESS OF BREATH. LOOSE MY BREATH SITTING ON THE COUCH TALKING. CAN ONLY WALK 10 FT NOW BEFORE IM GASPING FOR AIR. CLEAR CHEST EXRAY. OK PFT TEST. I WEAR A CPAP AT NIGHT. AND I HAVE INSOMNIA ONLY SLEEP 4 HOURS. THIS ALL STARTED TO GET WORSE 4 MONTHES AGO 12/14
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Answered by Dr. Kaushal Bhavsar (1 hour later)
Brief Answer:
Have you ever undergone ABG analysis?

Detailed Answer:
Thanks for your follow up question on HCM.
So, your PFT (Pulmonary Function Test), CT Pulmonary Angiography, coronary Angiography and chest x ray are normal and you still have severe breathlessness on exertion.
You are using CPAP machine for what?
Do you have OSA (obstructive sleep apnea)?
Have you ever checked your ABG (arterial blood gas) analysis?
Because low oxygen and high carbon dioxide can cause similar symptoms.
Please reply me answers of above asked questions, so that I can guide you better.
I will be happy to help you further.
Wish you good health.
Thanks.
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Suggest treatment for severe breathlessness on exertion

Brief Answer: Have you ever undergone ABG analysis? Detailed Answer: Thanks for your follow up question on HCM. So, your PFT (Pulmonary Function Test), CT Pulmonary Angiography, coronary Angiography and chest x ray are normal and you still have severe breathlessness on exertion. You are using CPAP machine for what? Do you have OSA (obstructive sleep apnea)? Have you ever checked your ABG (arterial blood gas) analysis? Because low oxygen and high carbon dioxide can cause similar symptoms. Please reply me answers of above asked questions, so that I can guide you better. I will be happy to help you further. Wish you good health. Thanks.