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Shortness of breath is a common presenting complaint and making the correct diagnosis early can be a challenge. Both heart and lung disease can lead to breathlessness. A detailed description of your symptoms will help your doctor decide whether the heart might be involved. For example, breathlessness caused by activity could be a result of coronary artery disease. Breathlessness associated with lying flat and ankle swelling can be due to heart failure. It can also be caused by a slow or very fast heart rate.
Methods of investigation
Dependent on diagnosis, treatment options may include:
Your consultant would discuss the options in detail to ensure you receive the most appropriate treatment plan.
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