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What is cardiac asthma?

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Cardiac asthma is a condition that can look like asthma. It usually happens with older people who have wheezing and shortness of breath from heart failure. A weak heart can make fluids collect in the lungs and cause asthma-like symptoms.

SOURCES: American Academy of Allergy, Asthma & Immunology: "Tips to Remember: Asthma Triggers and Management" and "Asthma and GERD."

Reviewed by Nayana Ambardekar on May 12, 2018

SOURCES: American Academy of Allergy, Asthma & Immunology: "Tips to Remember: Asthma Triggers and Management" and "Asthma and GERD."

Reviewed by Nayana Ambardekar on May 12, 2018

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