Thanks for your question on HCM. There are many causes for shortness of breath with bilateral pedal edema. The common ones are 1. Cardiac cause (heart failure) 2. Low serum protien 3. Low hemoglobin 4. Vericose veins (you are standing more at your work) 5. Postural edema So I advice you to get done 1. ECG 2. 2D Echo, to rule out cardiac cause. If both are normal than no need to worry for cardiac cause. Get done CBC ( Complete Blood Count ) and protein level to rule out anemia and Hypoprotienemia respectively. If all these are normal than mostly you are having positional edema.