Danger to life: This heart disease is even confused by experts, often with Asthma

Asthma-like symptoms may indicate heart disease

Hide some people inherit a heart condition unnecessary because the disease is confused with Asthma? The lives of patients with heart failure seems to be in jeopardy, because of new research, according to Doctors confuse the symptoms of heart failure often with Asthma.

In a recent study by the Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine, it was found that people with heart failure have an increased risk of premature death because their disease is confused with common symptoms of Asthma. The results of the study were published in the English journal “the Journal of the American College of Cardiology”.

If you have any problems with breathing after exercise and physical activity, this may indicate heart failure. (Image: New Africa/fotolia.com)

Even some Doctors confuse the symptoms

The signs that your heart is in the final stages, resemble those of an asthma attack, reports the researchers. The symptoms of congestive heart failure and Asthma are so similar, that the condition of the patient will often be diagnosed incorrectly. However, there are subtle differences, which can also detect some Doctors, apparently. Congestive heart failure if left untreated can be fatal. In today’s time, more and more young people suffer from heart failure. In the UK alone each year, delivers more than 100,000 people due to heart attacks to the hospital, and over 900,000 people in the UK currently live with heart failure. The current study found that more and more people die of heart failure, in particular, people aged under 65 years.

What symptoms are observed?

Congestive heart failure and Asthma have similar symptoms, nevertheless, there are important differences in what physicians and the Public should be aware of. The so-called gasp, which is for Asthma typically occurs in this disease of the day more often. Often it is triggered by the weather or movement. In the case of a heart failure a wheezing occurs more often in the night. There are other various signs and symptoms indicative of congestive heart failure. These include shortness of breath, or wheezing, for example, (especially at night swelling in the legs, ankles and feet, a fast and irregular heartbeat, and persistent cough Are). In contrast, Asthma is mainly characterized by symptoms such as cough during athletic Training, movement, and Laugh, and General difficulty in breathing, shortness of breath and wheezing.

Example of a misdiagnosis of Asthma

In the New York Post has reported on this subject by a case in which an eleven-year-old girl from Illinois in the United States received in the last year, a diagnosis of Asthma. After a short time the Affected, however, was so ill that she could no longer breathe while Sleeping without the assistance of an oxygen tank. Doctors are finally more testing and found that the patient’s heart pumped only with an efficiency of twelve percent. It was soon clear that her heart would completely fail, if the twelve-year-old gets heart transplant. It took only seven weeks until the girl received a new heart and thus back to normal was able to breathe.

Are you looking for in detectable symptoms of mental help

Because the symptoms of both diseases are so similar, people should be especially careful. Therefore, if you see to be typical symptoms of Asthma, you should carefully examine, so as a present to exclude congestive heart failure, which can lead in the worst case, and, finally, even to her death. (as)