143 Possible Causes for Orthopnea in USA

    • Pneumonia
    • Hypereosinophilic Syndrome

      Common symptoms in these phases include chest pain, dyspnea, or orthopnea. … Patients usually complain of chest pain, dyspnea and orthopnea.[1] [2]

    • Chronic Constrictive Pericarditis
    • Bacterial Pneumonia
    • Acute Aortic Regurgitation
    • 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.[3] [4] [5]

    • Mitral Valve Insufficiency

      […] may lead to papillary muscle dysfunction), significant acute mitral regurgitation (MR) is accompanied by symptoms of impaired LV function, such as dyspnea, fatigue, and orthopnea … Patients may be asymptomatic or may have manifestations like fatigue caused by reduced cardiac output, tachypnea or dyspnea, orthopnea, paroxysmal nocturnal dyspnea and hemoptysis … […] acute MI are typically severely symptomatic and will have the signs and symptoms of acute decompensated congestive heart failure (i.e. shortness of breath, pulmonary edema, orthopnea[6] [7] [8]

    • Asthma
    • Congestive Heart Failure

      Orthopnea refers to breathlessness on lying flat. … Later on orthopnea and paroxysmal nocturnal dyspnea also develop. … Features due to left heart failure: Dyspnea, orthopnea and paroxysmal nocturnal dyspnea: These symptoms develop due to congestion of the lungs.[9]

    • Pericarditis

      Pericardial effusion symptoms may include : Shortness of breath or difficulty breathing (dyspnea) Shortness of breath when lying down (orthopnea) Chest pain, usually behind … There was no chest discomfort, orthopnea or paroxysmal nocturnal dyspnea. … Cardiac tamponade which leads to: (1) Dyspnea (2) Agitation (3) Orthopnea (4) Cough d.[10] [11] [12]


    Orthopnea is dyspnea that is relieved in an upright position.

    Further symptoms


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    9. Congestive Heart Failure,…
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