paroxysmal nocturnal dyspnea

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Related to paroxysmal nocturnal dyspnea: orthopnea, sleep apnea, paroxysmal nocturnal hemoglobinuria

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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Symptoms related to congestion include dyspnea, orthopnea, and paroxysmal nocturnal dyspnea, while symptoms related to inadequate cardiac output include fatigue, weakness, and exercise intolerance.
Before starting the trial, one patient suffered from hypotension; two patients had heart dysfunction (symptoms of dyspnea, orthopnea, or paroxysmal nocturnal dyspnea, accompanied by a left ventricular ejection fraction <40%); one patient suffered from refractory angina and needed early invasive therapy before the study; one patient had end-stage renal failure; and four patients were lost to follow-up after the procedure.
There was no history of fever, cough, joint pains, paroxysmal nocturnal dyspnea, syncope, palpitations or hemoptysis.
Our patient was a 56 years old African American female, who presented to the emergency room with a two week history of progressive exertional dyspnea, paroxysmal nocturnal dyspnea, orthopnea and bilateral lower extremity edema.
She also experienced symptoms of shortness of breath with mild activities, but had no symptoms of dyspnea at rest, orthopnea, or paroxysmal nocturnal dyspnea.
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