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Descriptor English:   Dyspnea, Paroxysmal 
Descriptor Spanish:   Disnea Paroxística 
Descriptor Portuguese:   Dispneia Paroxística 
Synonyms English:   Dyspnea, Paroxysmal Nocturnal
Dyspneas, Paroxysmal
Paroxysmal Dyspnea
Paroxysmal Dyspneas
Asthma, Cardiac  
Tree Number:   C08.618.326.396
C14.280.434.313
C23.888.852.371.396
Definition English:   A disorder characterized by sudden attacks of respiratory distress in at rest patients with HEART FAILURE and PULMONARY EDEMA. It usually occurs at night after several hours of sleep in a reclining position. Patients awaken with a feeling of suffocation, coughing, a cold sweat, and TACHYCARDIA. When there is significant WHEEZING, it is called cardiac asthma. 
Allowable Qualifiers English:  
BL blood CF cerebrospinal fluid
CI chemically induced CL classification
CO complications CN congenital
DI diagnosis DG diagnostic imaging
DH diet therapy DT drug therapy
EC economics EM embryology
EN enzymology EP epidemiology
EH ethnology ET etiology
GE genetics HI history
IM immunology ME metabolism
MI microbiology MO mortality
NU nursing PS parasitology
PA pathology PP physiopathology
PC prevention & control PX psychology
RT radiotherapy RH rehabilitation
SU surgery TH therapy
UR urine VE veterinary
VI virology  
Record Number:   4481 
Unique Identifier:   D004418 

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