Shortness of breath while lying down: a woman with orthopneic asthma

Chou-Han Lin; Mong-Wei Lin; Jin-Shing Chen; Chong-Jen Yu
January 2011
CMAJ: Canadian Medical Association Journal;1/11/2011, Vol. 183 Issue 1, p77
Academic Journal
Case Study
The article presents a case study of a 36-year-old rushed to the hospital after experiencing continuous shortness of breath. She was diagnosed with orthopneic asthma. The article discusses congestive heart failure, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, diagnosis of orthopnea, and pulmonary function testing.


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