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Breathlessness when walking. ECG normal. Reason?

Hi, I am a 70 year old Male. I feel breathlessness while walking and then i have to stop and have water and then I feel OK and can walk again, But what is the reason for this breathlessness ? Do i have a heart problem ? I have done an ECG and the doctor says its OK ! What could this be ? Shortness of breath and some feeling in the middle of my chest coming up ?
Asked On : Sun, 28 Oct 2012
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Hi friend
Welcome to Health Care Magic

Breathlessness on exertion and relieved by rest is typical of heart failure.
‘Something in the middle’ is most likely angina.
At times, mild discomfort is misinterpreted as breathing difficulty.
This situation at this age is from heart – unless proved otherwise.

A single normal ECG does not exclude. Did they do blood tests? – Cardiac markers?

You have to see your doctor again. You need more investigations – like repeating ECG and blood tests / if normal, TMT (ECG during exercise) is a must / ECHOcardiogram / X-ray chest and so on are needed.
The best option will be to admitted for a day – for observation and investigation - and get things done

Take care
Wishing you speedy recovery
God bless
Good luck
Answered: Sun, 28 Oct 2012
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