paroxysmal nocturnal dyspnea

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par·ox·ys·mal noc·tur·nal dysp·ne·a

n. disnea paroxística nocturna, que gen. despierta al paciente inesperadamente y es causada por congestíon pulmonar.
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Asthma most commonly refers to bronchial asthma, an inflammation of the airways, but the term is also used to refer to cardiac asthma, which develops when fluid builds up in the lungs as a complication of heart failure.
We did exclude patients with the following diagnoses: specifically induced asthmatic syndromes (such as exercise-induced, seasonally associated, or cat-induced asthma), cardiac asthma, asthma with associated pectus excavatum, "chest pain syndrome," "chest wall syndrome," pneumonia, pneumothorax, and pneumomediastinum.
Congestive heart failure can bring on the same symptoms when the lungs fill with fluid, a condition known as cardiac asthma.
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