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12 possible causes of "Shortness of breath, Abnormal..."
Symptoms:
  • Shortness of breath
  • Fainting
  • Abnormal heart rhythms
  • Low blood pressure
  • Chest pain
  • Palpitations
1. Abnormal Heart Rhythms
Have you ever felt your heart skip a beat? If you're not a character in a romance novel, that may mean you have an abnormal heart rhythm (arrhythmia). Within the heart is a complex system of valves, nodes, an...
This condition is considered a medical emergency. Urgent care may be required.
Symptoms:
  • Swelling of scrotum
  • Heart murmurs
  • Shortness of breath
  • Abnormal heart rhythms
  • Low blood pressure
  • Liver enlarged
2. Congestive Heart Failure (CHF)
Congestive heart failure (CHF) is a chronic condition that affects the chambers of your heart. You have four heart chambers: two atria in the upper half of the heart and two ventricles in the lower half. Th...
Symptoms:
  • Sting injury
  • Choking
  • Shortness of breath
  • Abnormal heart rhythms
  • Low blood pressure
  • Bee sting
3. Anaphylaxis
For people with severe allergies, exposure to their allergen can result in a life-threatening reaction called anaphylaxis. Anaphylaxis is a severe allergic reaction to venom, food, or medication. Most cases o...
This condition is considered a medical emergency. Urgent care may be required.
Symptoms:
  • Heart murmurs
  • Low blood pressure
  • Shortness of breath
  • Abnormal heart rhythms
  • Excessive yawning
  • Moist skin
4. Heart Attack Overview
In the movies, heart attacks are always very obvious. In reality, heart attacks aren't always so sudden or dramatic. Read our brief overview for information about heart attacks.
This condition is considered a medical emergency. Urgent care may be required.
Symptoms:
  • Fatigue
  • Loss of consciousness
  • Shortness of breath
  • Abnormal heart rhythms
  • Low blood pressure
  • Lethargy
5. Cardiogenic Shock
Cardiogenic shock is a state where the heart has been damaged to the point where it is unable to supply enough blood to the organs of the body. As a result of the failure of the heart to pump enough nutrients to th...
This condition is considered a medical emergency. Urgent care may be required.
Symptoms:
  • Abnormal heart rhythms
  • Low blood pressure
  • Shortness of breath
  • Stopped breathing
  • Dry cough
  • Peripheral cyanosis
6. Pneumothorax (Collapsed Lung)
Pneumothorax is the medical term for a collapsed lung. Pneumothorax occurs when air becomes trapped in the space around the lungs-the pleural space. This can cause the lung to collapse and put pressure on the heart. Th...
Symptoms:
  • Absent pulse
  • Heart rate altered
  • Shortness of breath
  • Abnormal heart rhythms
  • Low blood pressure
  • Decreased urine output
7. Septic Shock
Septic shock is what happens as a complication of an infection where toxins can initiate a full-body inflammatory response. It often occurs in people who are elderly or have a weakened immune system. It is thought tha...
This condition is considered a medical emergency. Urgent care may be required.
Symptoms:
  • Headache
  • Ataxia
  • Shortness of breath
  • Abnormal heart rhythms
  • Low blood pressure
  • Numbness
8. Hypovolemic Shock
Hypovolemic shock is a life-threatening condition that results when you lose more than 20 percent (one-fifth) of your body's blood or fluid supply. This severe fluid loss makes it impossible for the heart to pum...
This condition is considered a medical emergency. Urgent care may be required.
Symptoms:
  • Bedwetting
  • Deep breathing
  • Shortness of breath
  • Abnormal heart rhythms
  • Low blood pressure
  • Rapid breathing
9. Caffeine Overdose
Caffeine overdose may occur when you ingest more than the recommended amount of caffeine, which is usually 200 to 300 mg per day. However, a safe amount of caffeine is different for everyone, as it depends on weight...
Symptoms:
  • Pain
  • Nausea
  • Shortness of breath
  • Abnormal heart rhythms
  • Low blood pressure
  • Impaired judgement
10. Carbon Monoxide Poisoning
Carbon monoxide (CO) is a gas that is both odorless and colorless. It emanates from anything that produces combustion fumes. Common devices that produce these fumes include: heaters fireplaces car mufflers space heater...
This condition is considered a medical emergency. Urgent care may be required.

This feature is for informational purposes only and should not be used to diagnose.
Please consult a healthcare professional if you have health concerns.
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