"Dyspnea, Paroxysmal" is a descriptor in the National Library of Medicine's controlled vocabulary thesaurus,
MeSH (Medical Subject Headings). Descriptors are arranged in a hierarchical structure,
which enables searching at various levels of specificity.
A disorder characterized by sudden attacks of respiratory distress in at rest patients with HEART FAILURE and PULMONARY EDEMA. It usually occurs at night after several hours of sleep in a reclining position. Patients awaken with a feeling of suffocation, coughing, a cold sweat, and TACHYCARDIA. When there is significant WHEEZING, it is called cardiac asthma.
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Below are the most recent publications written about "Dyspnea, Paroxysmal" by people in Profiles.
Smithline HA, Caglar S, Blank FS. Assessing validity by comparing transition and static measures of dyspnea in patients with acute decompensated heart failure. Congest Heart Fail. 2010 Sep-Oct; 16(5):202-7.
Egan DJ, Bisanzo MC, Hutson HR. Emergency department evaluation and management of peripartum cardiomyopathy. J Emerg Med. 2009 Feb; 36(2):141-7.