cardiac asthma

noun

Medical Definition of cardiac asthma

: asthma due to heart disease (as heart failure) that occurs in paroxysms usually at night and is characterized by difficult wheezing respiration, pallor, and anxiety

called also paroxysmal dyspnea

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“Cardiac asthma.” Merriam-Webster.com Medical Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/medical/cardiac%20asthma. Accessed 29 Nov. 2020.

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