- cardiac asthma
- cardiac asthma n asthma due to heart disease (as heart failure) that occurs in paroxysms usu. at night and is characterized by difficult wheezing respiration, pallor, and anxiety called also paroxysmal dyspnea
* * *paroxysmal nocturnal dyspnea that occurs in association with heart disease, such as left ventricular failure.
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