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563 Possible Causes for Orthopnea

  • Pneumonia

    Overview Pneumonia is an infection that inflames the air sacs in one or both lungs. The air sacs may fill with fluid or pus (purulent material), causing cough with phlegm or pus, fever, chills, and difficulty breathing. A variety of organisms, including bacteria, viruses and fungi, can cause pneumonia. Pneumonia can range[…][]

  • Idiopathic Pulmonary Fibrosis

    […] alveolar septae more common in middle-aged men, possibly related to collagen vascular disease, with positive 'rheumatoid' serology Clinical Aggressive–rapid onset of dyspnea, orthopnea[]

  • Lung Abscess

    There was no history of orthopnea or Paroxysmal nocturnal dyspnoea.[]

  • Pleural Effusion

    ( Pneumonia , empyema, Tb, malignancy, abdominal abscess) Pulmonary Hemoptysis (malignancy, PE, Tb) Cardiovascular Increased Jugular Venous Pressure (CHF, Pericarditis ) Orthopnea[] Symptoms of pleural effusion include: Chest pain Dry, nonproductive cough Dyspnea (shortness of breath, or difficult, labored breathing) Orthopnea (the inability to breathe[]

  • Restrictive Cardiomyopathy

    When the legs are elevated at night, the fluid redistributes centrally causing pulmonary edema resulting in orthopnea (dyspnea while laying flat) or paroxysmal nocturnal dyspnea[] Elevated atrial pressures produce symptoms of systemic and pulmonary venous congestion (dyspnea, orthopnea, edema, abdominal discomfort), and underfilled ventricles result[] Symptoms and Signs Symptoms are exertional dyspnea, orthopnea, paroxysmal nocturnal dyspnea, and peripheral edema.[]

  • Aortic Valve Insufficiency

    As the disease progresses, orthopnea and paroxysmal nocturnal dyspnea start to occur. Angina is predominantly nocturnal in these patients.[] Signs of acute left heart failure — including severe dyspnea, even at rest, orthopnea and PND — arise. Hypotension, flash pulmonary edema and shock can also occur.[] Angina with exertion, orthopnea, and paroxysmal nocturnal dyspnea are also principal complaints.[]

  • Pulmonary Edema

    Orthopnea describes shortness of breath while lying flat.[] […] caused by poisonous gas or severe infection Major injury Symptoms of pulmonary edema may include: Coughing up blood or bloody froth Difficulty breathing when lying down (orthopnea[] Orthopnea and paroxysmal nocturnal dyspnea are two variants of shortness of breath seen in association with pulmonary edema.[]

  • Malignant Ascites

    Clinical findings Abdominal distension, weight gain, indigestion, dyspnea, orthopnea, tachypnoea, intestinal obstruction with nausea, vomiting.[] […] production Etiology Ovarian, breast, gastric, pancreatic, hepatic, colorectal CA, lymphoma, mesothelioma Clinical Abdominal distension, weight gain, indigestion, dyspnea, orthopnea[]

  • Ascites

    The shortness of breath tends to be worse with activity and with lying flat (orthopnea).[]

  • Hypereosinophilic Syndrome

    Common symptoms in these phases include chest pain, dyspnea, or orthopnea.[] Negative history No history of dyspnea, orthopnea, wheezing, joint pains, oliguria, anuria, worm infestation, or allergic disorders.[] Patients usually complain of chest pain, dyspnea and orthopnea. HES can also result in widespread hematologic complications.[]

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