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Dyspnea, Paroxysmal MeSH Descriptor Data 2022


MeSH Heading
Dyspnea, Paroxysmal
Tree Number(s)
C08.618.326.396
C14.280.434.313
C23.888.852.371.396
Unique ID
D004418
RDF Unique Identifier
http://id.nlm.nih.gov/mesh/D004418
Scope Note
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.
Entry Term(s)
Asthma, Cardiac
Dyspnea, Paroxysmal Nocturnal
NLM Classification #
WG 370
Date Established
1966/01/01
Date of Entry
1999/01/01
Revision Date
2007/07/09
Dyspnea, Paroxysmal Preferred
Dyspnea, Paroxysmal Nocturnal Narrower
Asthma, Cardiac Narrower
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