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Glossary for Orthopnea

Medical terms related to Orthopnea or mentioned in this section include:

  • Aorta-pulmonary artery fistula: An abnormal opening or connection between the aorta and the main pulmonary artery. It can occur through a traumatic penetrating injury or may be a complication of surgery. Severe cases can lead to heart failure.
  • Aortic stenosis: A condition which affects the aortic valve of the heart resulting in stenosis of the valve.
  • Aortic valve stenosis: A congenital condition involving a malformation of the valve that controls the blood flow of the main heart vessel (aorta). The valve doesn't open enough to allow sufficient blood to flow through the aorta which reduces the supply of oxygenated blood to the body.
  • Asthma: A condition which is characterized by recurrent attacks of paroxysmal dyspnoea
  • Atrial myxoma, familial: An atrial myxoma benign tumor that develops in the wall that separates the two upper chambers of the heart. The familial form of the condition also involves tumors in other parts of the body such as the skin, both heart atria or the heart ventricles.
  • Atrioventricular Septal Defects: Defect in the wall between the atrium and ventricle.
  • Atrioventricular septal defect: A congenital heart defect where the valves and walls between the upper and lower heart chambers (atrial and ventricular septa and the atrioventricular valves) don't develop properly. Symptoms are determined by the severity of the malformation.
  • Breath symptoms: Breath-related symptoms including breath odor
  • Breathing difficulties: Various types of breathing difficulty (dyspnea).
  • Breathing symptoms: Symptoms affecting the breathing systems.
  • Bronchitis: Inflammation of the bronchi as a symptom
  • COPD: Severe obstruction of bronchial air flow typically from bronchitis and/or emphysema.
  • Chronic berylliosis: A condition that results from long term exposure to beryllium in the form of dust or fumes. The lungs, skin eyes or blood may be affected.
  • Chronic bronchitis: A condition which is characterized by the chronic inflammation of ones or more of the bronchi
  • Congenital heart disease: Diseases of the heart that one is born with
  • Congestive heart failure: A condition which is characterized by breathlessness due to oedema and congestion of the lungs
  • Cor Triatriatum: A rare congenital malformation where the heart has three atria instead of the normal two due to the presence of a separating membrane.
  • Emphysema: Emphysema is a type of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD). It is defined as an abnormal, permanent enlargement of the air spaces distal to the terminal bronchioles accompanied by destruction of their walls and without obvious fibrosis.
  • Face symptoms: Symptoms affecting the face
  • Fatigue: Excessive tiredness or weakness.
  • Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease: Heartburn is a burning sensation experienced behind the breastbone in the upper chest due to regurgitation of stomach contents.
  • Glycogen storage disease type 2: A rare inherited biochemical disorder involving the harmful accumulation of certain chemicals (glycogen) in body tissues due to the deficiency of an enzyme (?-glucosidase or acid maltase) needed to break it down.
  • Head symptoms: Symptoms affecting the head or brain
  • Heart symptoms: Symptoms affecting the heart
  • Heart valve disorder:
  • Heartburn: Heartburn is a burning sensation experienced behind the breastbone in the upper chest due to regurgitation of stomach contents.
  • Idiopathic hypereosinophilic syndrome: A rare blood disorder where the bone marrow produces too many eosinophils over a long period of time which can cause organ or tissue damage. The disorder can affect and part of the body but most often affects the skin, heart and nervous system. The increased eosinophil production continues for a long period of time (at least 6 months) and there is no apparent cause.
  • Left heart failure: Failure of the left side of the heart
  • Lung symptoms: Symptoms affecting one or both lungs.
  • Mitral stenosis: Narrowing of the mitral heart valve
  • Mouth symptoms: Symptoms of the mouth or oral area.
  • Myocardial infarction: blood supply to part of the heart is interrupted
  • Nerve symptoms: Symptoms affecting the nerves
  • Orthopnea in pregnancy: Orthopnea in pregnancy refers to shortness of breath aggravated by lying flat and relieved with sitting up in a woman who is pregnant.
  • Panic attack: A condition which is characterized by an acute episode of intense anxiety
  • Polycystic liver disease: A rare inherited disorder involving the formation of numerous cysts in the liver.
  • Pompe disease: A rare inherited biochemical disorder where insufficient maltase acid results in accumulation of glycogen. The condition is often fatal in infants, causes mental retardation, hypotonia and a short life in children and progressive muscle weakness in adults. Also called glycogen storage disease type II.
  • Pulmonary edema: A condition which is characterized by engorgement of the pulmonary vessels and transudation of fluid into the alveoli
  • Pulmonary venous hypertension: Pulmonary venous hypertension is high blood pressure results when the heart is unable to efficiently carry blood away from the lungs. The blood tends to collect in the lung tissue. It is usually the result of conditions such as left-sided heart disease, constrictive pericarditis and other heart problems.
  • Respiratory symptoms: Symptoms affecting the breathing systems.
  • Shortness of breath: The feeling of being short of breath
  • Single ventricular heart: A rare birth defect where the heart has only one ventricle instead of two.
  • Sleep apnea: A condition which is characterized by transient attacks of apnea that usually occur during ones sleep
  • Superior vena cava syndrome: A condition caused by compression or obstruction to the normal circulation of the superior vena cava which carries deoxygenated blood from the body tissues back to the heart.
  • Supravalvular aortic stenosis:
  • Throat symptoms: Symptoms affecting the throat
  • Type II Glycogen Storage Disease: A condition which is characterized by a disease affecting glycogen storage
  • Volume depletion: Reduced fluid volume in the cells, including both water and salts, similar to but distinct from dehydration.

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