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Differential Diagnosis For Orthopnea


List of current finding(s):

Electromagnetic, Physics, trauma, Radiation Causes
High altitude pulmonary edema
Iatrogenic, Self Induced Disorders
Fluid overload/iatrogenic
Infectious Disorders (Specific Agent)
Pneumonia, pneumococcal
Infected organ, Abscesses
Pericarditis, purulent
Myocarditis, acute
Lung abscess
Neoplastic Disorders
Ascites, malignant
Pericardial malignant effusion
Allergic, Collagen, Auto-Immune Disorders
Status asthmaticus
Extrinsic/allergic asthma syndrome
Metabolic, Storage Disorders
Amyloidosis, heart
Hereditary, Familial, Genetic Disorders
Cardiomyopathy, hereditary
Anatomic, Foreign Body, Structural Disorders
Tamponade, cardiac
Pericardial effusion
Pleural effusion
Amniotic fluid embolism
Aortic regurgitation, acute
Dissecting aortic aneurysm
Superior vena cava syndrome
Aortic stenosis
Aortic valve, regurgitation
Cardiomyopathy, restrictive
Mitral valve stenosis
Pericarditis, chronic constrictive
Ascitis, chylous
Arteriosclerotic, Vascular, Venous Disorders
Pulmonary embolism
Pulmonary embolism, massive
Cardiomyopathy, ischemic
Vegetative, Autonomic, Endocrine Disorders
Apathetic thyroid crisis
Thyrotoxic heart disease
Reference to Organ System
Cardiomyopathy, congestive
Pulmonary edema
Pulmonary Edema, Left Ventrical
Pulmonary edema, noncardiac
Pulmonary edema, severe
Congestive heart failure
High output heart failure
Cardiomyopathy, dilated
Emphysema/COPD/Chronic lung disease
Ascites, refractory
Congestive heart failure/occult/chron.
Chronic pulmonary edema
Idiopathic, Unclassified Disorders
Cardiomyopathy, idiopathic
Drug induced Cardiomyopathy.
Poisoning (Specific Agent)
Cardiomyopathy, alcoholic
Breathless lying flat, Breathless lying flat or orthopnea symptom, Breathless lying flat or orthopnoea symptom, Breathlessness lying flat, Must sit up to breath, Orthopnea (finding), Orthopnea symptom, Orthopnoea, Orthopnoea symptom

Orthopnea is dyspnea in the recumbent , supine position relieved by sitting or standing .


External Links Related to Orthopnea
PubMed (National Library of Medicine)
NGC (National Guideline Clearinghouse)
Medscape (eMedicine)
Harrison's Online (accessmedicine)
NEJM (The New England Journal of Medicine)