Cardiac asthma

cardiac asthma

cardiac asthma n.
An asthmatic attack due to bronchoconstriction caused by pulmonary congestion and failure of the left ventricle.
Historical Examples

The first attack of cardiac asthma is to be looked upon as the beginning of the end.
Arteriosclerosis and Hypertension: Louis Marshall Warfield

In addition to all this, Jessie’s brother dies of consumption, and a seaside acquaintance is half killed by cardiac asthma.
British Quarterly Review, American Edition, Volume LIV Various

But the sharp sea air did not suit him; he had a beginning of cardiac asthma and nearly fainted during a walk.
Life of Elie Metchnikoff, 1845-1916 Olga Metchnikoff


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