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Dyspnea (Shortness of Breath)

Are you frequently experiencing shortness of breath? At Corrielus Cardiology, we never dismiss or minimize symptoms that could be related to heart disease. Trouble catching your breath, or dyspnea, is often a frightening experience. It could be originating from the lungs (non-cardiac) or complications within the heart (cardiac). Dr. Corrielus is a skilled cardiologist who focuses on integrative care for cardiovascular conditions. Therefore, you can trust that we will perform the necessary evaluations to determine the underlying cause of your dyspnea so that you can start proper treatment and avoid more serious consequences.

Symptoms & Causes of Dyspnea

Dyspnea can be described as labored breathing or shortness of breath. It may come on suddenly or be a response to physical activity. The timing and onset of your dyspnea provides important insight as to whether it is related to the lungs or heart. At Corrielus Cardiology, we are equipped to perform appropriate testing to help determine the reason for your shortness of breath. This may include an echocardiogram, EKG, stress test or non-invasive pulmonary function tests.

Shortness of breath is a warning sign for a number of heart conditions, ranging from arrhythmia and congestive heart failure to coronary heart disease and heart attack. Therefore, it is critical that you seek professional help as soon as you begin experiencing dyspnea.

Treatment of Dyspnea

As a leader in non-invasive cardiology and integrative care, Dr. Corrielus will educate you on how you can best treat the condition that is causing your shortness of breath. This may include lifestyle changes such as a better diet, more exercise and quitting smoking. Ultimately, your treatment plan is based on whether your symptoms are related to asthma or heart disease. Always discuss with Dr. Corrielus any symptoms you may be having in addition to dyspnea, such as chest pain or dizziness.

To schedule your consultation for dyspnea with Philadelphia's leading cardiologist, please contact Corrielus Cardiology today. When it comes to improving your health, we adhere to a patient-centered, non-invasive approach.

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