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What is paroxysmal dyspnea?


When you're short of breath, it's hard or uncomfortable for you to take in the oxygen your body needs. You may feel as if you're not getting enough air. Sometimes mild breathing problems are from a stuffy nose or hard exercise. But shortness of breath can also be a sign of a serious disease. Many conditions can make you feel short of breath. Lung conditions such as asthma, emphysema or pneumonia cause breathing difficulties. Heart disease can make you feel breathless if your heart cannot pump enough blood to supply oxygen to your body. Stress caused by anxiety can also make it hard for you to breathe. If you often have trouble breathing, it is important to find out the cause.

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Cardiac asthma - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Cardiac asthma is a medical symptom, also known as paroxysmal dyspnea or paroxysmal nocturnal dyspnea ("PND"). It is defined as sudden, severe shortness of ...

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dyspnea /dysp·nea/ (disp-ne´ah) labored or difficult breathing.dyspne´ic. paroxysmal nocturnal dyspnea respiratory distress that awakens patients from sleep ...

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Definition of paroxysmal nocturnal dyspnea. Provided by Stedman's medical dictionary and Drugs.com. Includes medical terms and definitions.

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Paroxysmal Nocturnal Dyspnea. Lifestyle, fitness & health information about Paroxysmal Nocturnal Dyspnea. Heart Disease Signs & Symptoms, Clinical Signs of ...

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Jan 26, 2011 ... Medical book excerpts about Paroxysmal nocturnal dyspnea from 'Nursing Interpreting Signs and Symptoms' related to Sleep apnea.

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Tambocor

Tambocor is prescribed to treat certain heart rhythm disturbances, including paroxysmal atrial fibrillation (a sudden attack or worsening of irregular heartbeat in which the upper chamber of the heart beats irregularly and very rapidly) and paroxysmal supraventricular tachycardia (a sudden attack or worsening of an abnormally fast but regular heart rate that occurs in intermittent episodes).

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Adenosine

Intravenous adenosine injection is indicated for the following. Conversion to sinus rhythm of paroxysmal supraventricular tachycardia (PSVT), including that associated with accessory bypass tracts (Wolff-Parkinson-White Syndrome). When clinically advisable, appropriate vagal maneuvers (e.g., Valsalva maneuver), should be attempted prior to adenosine administration. It is important to be sure the adenosine solution actually reaches the systemic circulation (see DOSAGE AND ADMINISTRATION).1 Adenosine injection does not convert atrial flutter, atrial fibrillation, or ventricular tachycardia to normal sinus rhythm. In the presence of atrial flutter or atrial fibrillation, a transient modest slowing of ventricular response may occur immediately following adenosine injection administration.

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Heart Failure: eMedicine Cardiology

Sep 24, 2010 ... Paroxysmal nocturnal dyspnea usually occurs at night and is defined as the sudden awakening of the patient, after a couple hours of sleep, ...

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A smoker with paroxysmal dyspnea.

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Paroxysmal nocturnal hemoglobinuria
Paroxysmal nocturnal hemoglobinuria is a rare disease in which red blood cells break down earlier than normal.

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Paroxysmal cold hemoglobinuria
Paroxysmal cold hemoglobinuria (PCH) is a rare blood disorder in which the body's immune system produced antibodies that destroy red blood cells when they go from cold to warm temperatures.

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Paroxysmal Supraventricular Tachycardia
Paroxysmal supraventricular tachycardia (PSVT) is an occasional rapid heart rate. "Paroxysmal" means from time to time.

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Benign paroxysmal positional vertigo
Vertigo is the sudden sensation that you are unsteady or that your surroundings are moving. You may feel like you're spinning around on a merry-go-round or that your head is spinning inside. Benign paroxysmal positional vertigo (BPPV) is one of the most common disorders that can cause vertigo.

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Ham test
The Ham test is done to diagnose paroxysmal nocturnal hemoglobinuria (PNH). The test checks whether red blood cells become more fragile when they are placed in mild acid.

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Adenocard
Conversion to sinus rhythm of paroxysmal supraventricular tachycardia (PSVT), including that associated with accessory bypass tracts (Wolff-Parkinson-White Syndrome). When clinically advisable, appropriate vagal maneuvers (e.g., Valsalva maneuver), should be attempted prior to Adenocard administration.

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Hemoglobinuria
Hemoglobin is a molecule attached to red blood cells that helps move oxygen and carbon dioxide through the body. Red blood cells have an average life span of 120 days. After this time, they are broken down into parts that can make a new red blood cell. This typically takes place in the spleen, bone marrow, and liver. If the red blood cells break down the blood vessels, their parts move freely in the bloodstream. If the level of hemoglobin in the blood rises too high, then hemoglobin begins to appear in the urine. This is called hemoglobinuria. This article focuses on the urine test done to diagnose hemoglobinuria. See also: Paroxysmal cold hemoglobinuria Paroxysmal nocturnal hemoglobinuria

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Familial Mediterranean fever
Familial paroxysmal polyserositis, Periodic peritonitis, Recurrent polyserositis, Benign paroxysmal peritonitis, Periodic disease, Periodic fever

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Eculizumab
Eculizumab is a monoclonal antibody. It is used to treat a type of blood disease called paroxysmal nocturnal hemoglobinuria (PNH). This medicine helps reduce red blood cell destruction or breakdown (hemolysis) in patients with PNH .

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Canalith repositioning procedure
The canalith repositioning procedure can help relieve benign paroxysmal vertigo (BPPV), a condition in which you have brief but intense episodes of dizziness that occur when you move your head. Vertigo usually comes from a problem with the part of the inner ear responsible for balance (vestibular labyrinth). BPPV occurs when tiny particles called canaliths in one part of your inner ear break loose and fall into the canals of your inner ear, causing vertigo.

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Verapamil
Rapid conversion to sinus rhythm of paroxysmal supraventricular tachycardias, including those associated with accessory bypass tracts (Wolff-Parkinson-White [W-P-W] and Lown-Ganong-Levine [L-G-L] syndromes). When clinically advisable, appropriate vagal maneuvers (e.g., Valsalva maneuver) should be attempted prior to verapamil hydrochloride administration. Temporary control of rapid ventricular rate in atrial flutter or atrial fibrillation except when the atrial flutter and/or atrial fibrillation...

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