Navigation Links
Shortness Of Breath A More Reliable Indicator Of High Risk Cardiac Disease

Shortness of breath can be a more reliable indicator of the underlying cardiac disease following the finding that such patients have a higher risk of dying from heart disease than patients without cardiac pain or other symptoms. //The general notion that chest pain alone is an indicator of cardiac disease has been disapproved by the finding.

A retrospective evaluation of the medical records of patients who were referred for cardiac stress was carried out as a part of the study which also included a follow up. It was found that patients with shortness of breath were significantly more likely to experience death from cardiac cause than their counterparts. Surprisingly, there was no episode of chest pain in the high-risk group but only shortage of breath.

Patients often do not interpret shortness of breath as a serious symptom. However in patients who carry a high cardiac risk, it may be the only system particularly if there is no lung disease.

From the analysis of the study reports, it became evident that patients without known coronary artery disease who had shortness of breath were four times more likely to suffer death from a cardiac cause than asymptomatic patients and twice as likely as patients who had chest pain that is considered to be typical cardiac pain.

Coronary artery disease is characterized by deposition of plague in the arteries supplying the heart and patients with this disease either die suddenly without prior symptoms or have a heart attack as the first manifestation of the disease.

It remains unclear why patients with shortness of breath without chest pain were more likely to die. Ischaemia or lack of blood supply may be one of the possible reasons. Another speculation is that certain inflammatory proteins associated with the heart disease may be responsible for the breathing symptom.

The results of the present study highlight the need for identification of symptoms other than ch est pain that could prove to be valuable in predicting coronary artery disease. Functional testing such as myocardial perfusion test should be taken up in such patients.


'"/>




Related medicine news :

1. Shortness Of Breath An Important Indicator Of Heart Attack
2. Drug May Make Breathing Easier for Millions
3. Breathing Cancer Causing Compounds During Pregnancy Found To Affect Offspring
4. Sugar-Free Yogurt Can Stop Bad Breath
5. Another Breather For People At Atherosclerotic Risk
6. Shortness Of Breath An Important Indicator Of Heart Attack
7. Sensor Can Detect "Unhealthy" Molecules In Breath
8. Fear Of Flying Can Be Overcome By Deep Breathing
9. Breath to Reveal Presence of Breast Cancer
10. Treating Bad Breath Yet A Challenge
11. Sleep Apnea Patients Benefit from Breathing Mask
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:


(Date:9/22/2017)... ... 2017 , ... SABRE is pleased to announce the ... a graduate student from Sonora, California, who will begin her studies this fall ... in Miami, Florida, was selected from a pool of more than 50,000 applicants ...
(Date:9/22/2017)... ... September 22, 2017 , ... TopConsumerReviews.com recently awarded their ... that helps promote pancreatic health and regulate blood sugar levels . , ... can have negative side effects, and with the changes in today’s healthcare industry, ...
(Date:9/22/2017)... ... September 22, 2017 , ... “Fruit of the Spirit: “Love””: ... nature that God has created. “Fruit of the Spirit: “Love”” is the creation of ... devoted wife and mother of five. Halimah is an avid writer, her inspiration for ...
(Date:9/22/2017)... ... September 22, 2017 , ... Global Lyme Alliance (GLA), the ... and awareness, today announced the appointment of Timothy J. Sellati, Ph.D. as its ... more than 20 years of research experience with Lyme and other tick-borne diseases. ...
(Date:9/21/2017)... IL (PRWEB) , ... September 21, 2017 , ... SABRE ... to run from September 11 to the end of November. , The Chicago, Illinois, ... to their community and teach them about the ease of taking their personal safety ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):
(Date:9/13/2017)... has been named the official orthopedic and sports medicine ... 2018 College Football Playoff (CFP) National Championship to be played ... Atlanta, Georgia . OrthoAtlanta is proud to be ... many activities leading up to, and including the national championship ... OrthoAtlanta serves ...
(Date:9/9/2017)... NEW YORK , Sept. 8, 2017 ... largest independent supplier of medical equipment, supplies, drugs, ... that it has entered into an agreement to acquire ... surgical equipment based in Holtsville, New York ... which specializes in supplying new and emerging medical practices, ...
(Date:9/7/2017)... NuvoAir (formerly called Pond Healthcare Innovation), ... partnership with Novartis Pharma AG to distribute NuvoAir,s spirometry technology ... leading mobile spirometry platform and Novartis, commitment to address the ... ... ...
Breaking Medicine Technology: