Dyspnea, Paroxysmal


Asthma, Cardiac

Dyspnea, Paroxysmal Nocturnal

Dyspneas, Paroxysmal

Paroxysmal Dyspnea

Paroxysmal Dyspneas

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.