Cardiac asthma is a dangerous disease that develops as a complication during acute heart failure in the left ventricle of the heart.
The symptoms that occur during heart disease are very similar to bronchial asthma, so it is extremely important to be able to distinguish between these two diseases and treat each of them correctly.
Other diseases can also cause cardiac asthma , among which complications are cardiogenic pulmonary edema. These are pathologies such as:
- acute myocardial infarction;
- coronary heart disease;
- heart aneurysm;
- heart valve disease;
- acute heart failure.
This list is far from complete, but these diseases are the most common pathologies that cause pulmonary edema.
Signs of Cardiac Asthma
Almost all signs of cardiac asthma are similar to symptoms of bronchial asthma, however, the differences between them are, nevertheless, more than enough. They begin to manifest mainly at night, because then the flow of blood to the lungs increases significantly.
Among the most pronounced symptoms of cardiac asthma, one can distinguish severe shortness of breath and dry cough, manifested by seizures. Often in the middle of the night, the patient may wake up due to suffocation. A person begins to panic and fear death, in some situations minor mental disorders are possible.
Another clear sign of cardiac asthma is heavy breathing with a deep breath and troubled exhalation. Asthma also has such a symptom, so it is not worth making premature conclusions. Before treating bronchial asthma, you need to consult your doctor, and then already begin to implement the recommendations indicated by him.
Features of cardiac asthma
A distinctive feature of this type of asthma is the fact that during the examination the doctor does not hear wheezing and noises during the patient’s breathing. The opposite is possible only when asthma is manifested as a harbinger of pulmonary edema.
Sometimes a successful and accurate diagnosis of this pathology can be prevented by bronchospasm, which is manifested only in some patients. He misleads the doctor, as it manifests itself in both cardiac and bronchial asthma.
It is extremely important for asthmatics to lead a healthy lifestyle and constantly strengthen their immunity. This can be done by regularly taking vitamins and playing sports.