orthopnoea


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or·thop·ne·a

(ōr-thop'nē'ă)
Discomfort in breathing that is brought on or aggravated by lying flat.
Compare: platypnea
Synonym(s): orthopnoea.
[ortho- + G. pnoē, a breathing]

orthopnoea

Difficulty in breathing when lying down.

or·thop·ne·a

(ōr-thop'nē'ă)
Discomfort in breathing that is brought on or aggravated by lying flat.
Synonym(s): orthopnoea.
[ortho- + G. pnoē, a breathing]
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Typical symptoms are breathlessness at rest or on exercise, fatigue, ankle and body swelling, orthopnoea, paroxysmal nocturnal dyspnoea and palpitations.
Treatment goals in the clinical assessment group were resolution of congestion, focusing on the jugular venous pressure, oedema and orthopnoea.
A general anaesthetic technique was chosen because the patient could not lie flat due to severe orthopnoea.