orthopnoea


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orthopnoea

(ˌɔːθəʊpˈniːə)
n
(Medicine) med the shortness of breath caused by lying flat on one's back
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9] Large left atrial tumours impairing intracardiac blood flow can produce variable clinical features, from slowly progressive orthopnoea and paroxysmal nocturnal dyspnoea, to acute pulmonary oedema, syncope or sudden death.
Symptoms such as increased shortness of breath, decreased effort tolerance, orthopnoea, paroxysmal nocturnal dyspnoea, syncope, palpitations and chest pain are all potential indicators of CD.
Over the last 2 months, he has noticed progressive fatigue and recently describes orthopnoea.