Types and signs of conditions that affect the heart and lungs
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The term cardiopulmonary disease describes a range of conditions that affect the heart and lungs. These organs are closely connected, and a problem in one can spill over to the other. For example, when the heart is not able to pump blood efficiently, normal oxygen movement in the lungs is reduced, causing shortness of breath. On the other hand, a problem with the lungs can cause the heart to have to work harder to get oxygen from the lungs into the blood.
Common types of this disease include:
You may benefit from cardiopulmonary rehabilitation if you have experienced a recent heart attack, had a heart surgery or have a lung condition such as COPD. It may help you reduce symptoms, halt or slow progression of your condition and improve your quality of life.
What are the cardiopulmonary disease symptoms?
Signs of cardiopulmonary disease can vary widely depending on the specific condition. Some common symptoms include: