nocturnal dyspnea

noc·tur·nal dysp·ne·a

dyspnea occurring at night, several hours after assuming recumbent position. Occurs in heart failure and results from reabsorption of water from dependent areas after removal of effect of gravity, causing hypervolemia, and aggravating left-ventricular failure.

nocturnal dyspnea

Sleep disorders Respiratory distress, minimal during the day, which is disturbing in sleep
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Review of systems was positive for night sweats, fatigue, a 10-lb weight loss over 6 months, anorexia, and paroxysmal nocturnal dyspnea.
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.
Three patients reported nocturnal dyspnea independent of position.
While obtaining a clinical history, the clinician must pose questions directed toward ascertaining the presence and severity of CHF such as dyspnea, fatigue, reduced exercise tolerance, anxiety, paroxysmal nocturnal dyspnea, and cough.
She denies orthopnea or paroxysmal nocturnal dyspnea.
Nurses also should assess for clinical signs and symptoms of heart failure at patient appointments, including dyspnea, increased cough, paroxysmal nocturnal dyspnea, peripheral edema, and S3 gallop.
A 91-year-old woman presented with progressive dyspnea on exertion, paroxysmal nocturnal dyspnea, orthopnea, and increasing lower extremity edema despite compliance with her antihypertensive and diuretic medications.
a) BNP group Control group Characteristics (n = 225) (n = 227) Mean age (SD), years 70 (16) 71 (15) Women 93 (41) 97 (43) Mean glomerular filtration rate (SD), 65 (31) 63 (35) mL/min Symptoms Dyspnea (b) Slight hill 32 (14) 33 (15) Level ground 125 (56) 132 (58) At rest 66 (29) 58 (26) Paroxysmal nocturnal dyspnea 79 (35) 87 (38) Nycturia 60 (27) 76 (33) Chest pain 76 (34) 78 (34) Coughing 101 (45) 123 (54) Expectoration 72 (32) 87 (38) Fever 59 (26) 50 (22) Final discharge diagnosis (c) Acute HF 101 (45) 116 (51) Exacerbated COPD/asthma 51 (23) 25 (11) Pulmonary embolism 10 (4) 11 (5) Pneumonia 32 (14) 30 (13) Anxiety disorder 7 (3) 9 (4) Other disease (d) 26 (12) 33 (15) Unknown cause 8 (4) 12 (5) (a) Values are expressed as n (%) unless otherwise indicated.
Retrospective history revealed one week of progressive dyspnea, orthopnea and paroxysmal nocturnal dyspnea with intermittent presyncope.
He denied calf pain, orthopnea, paroxysmal nocturnal dyspnea (PND), syncope, and chest pain.
He did not have chest pain, hemoptysis, palpitations, orthopnea, paroxysmal nocturnal dyspnea, or any abdominal complaints.
In two placebo controlled, 12-week clinical studies, PRINIVIL as adjunctive therapy to digitalis and diuretics improved the following signs and symptoms due to congestive heart failure: edema, rales, paroxysmal nocturnal dyspnea and jugular venous distention.