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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Detailed history of symptoms referring to cardiovascular system such as exertional dyspnoea, orthopnoea, paroxysmal nocturnal dyspnoea, night cough, effort intolerance, pedal edema, were recorded.
A 41-year-old male patient with symptoms similar to infectious influenza for five weeks presented with growing palpitations shortness of breath and orthopnoea at night for 10 days.
Typical symptoms are breathlessness at rest or on exercise, fatigue, ankle and body swelling, orthopnoea, paroxysmal nocturnal dyspnoea and palpitations.
Pleural effusions due to CHF produce dyspnoea on exertion frequently out of proportion to the size of the effusion, peripheral oedema, orthopnoea or paroxysmal nocturnal dyspnoea.
5 Symptoms may include cough, dyspnoea, dysphagia, orthopnoea, wheezing, hoarseness, facial oedema, headache and chest pain.
In November 2005 he presented to his GP with symptomatic hypotension, lethargy and breathlessness on exertion but no orthopnoea or paroxysmal nocturnal dyspnoea.
A 66 year old man presented with progressively increasing shortness of breath on moderate to severe exertion and orthopnoea for 3 years.
She complained of orthopnoea and change in voice with snoring in supine and left lateral position.
She had a two-month history of gradually increasing shortness of breath and orthopnoea.
Symptoms like decreased exercise capacity, tiredness, dyspnoea, orthopnoea and palpitations may occur even in normal pregnancy and can be mistaken for a diseased state.
A 60 year old male patient was admitted with complaints of fever, joint pain associated with non-radiating chest pain and increasing shortness of breath (NHYA F/C IV) with no paroxysmal nocturnal dyspnoea or orthopnoea, for the previous two weeks.
14 patients (56%) had breathlessness and some of these had orthopnoea due to gross ascites.