Palpitations, Shortness of breath on exertion: 8 Possible Causes
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What causes palpitations and shortness of breath on exertion? 8 possible conditions

See a list of possible causes in order from the most common to the least.


Aortic Valve Disease

In aortic valve disease, the valve that controls the flow of blood from your left ventricle (lower left heart chamber) to your aorta (main artery) malfunctions.

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Mitral Valve Prolapse

In mitral valve prolapse the flaps of the heart's mitral valve do not close correctly, which can make blood leak from one chamber into another. Lifelong heart abnormalities likely contribute to this condition.

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Mitral Valve Stenosis

Mitral valve stenosis, also known as mitral stenosis, is when the mitral valve opening is narrowed. This means that not enough blood can flow through it.

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Congestive Heart Failure (CHF)

Congestive heart failure (CHF) is a chronic condition that affects the chambers of your heart. CHF refers to fluid buildup around your heart.

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Ischemic Cardiomyopathy

Ischemic cardiomyopathy (IC) is a condition that occurs when the heart muscle is weakened. It's usually caused by heart attack or coronary artery disease.

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Aortic Valve Stenosis

Aortic valve stenosis most often develops in older adults, but it can also affect newborns. Here's what you need to know about the causes and symptoms.

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Learn about sarcoidosis and its causes, symptoms, diagnosis, treatment, and potential complications.

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The War of Cells: Graft vs. Host Disease

Graft vs. Host Disease (GvHD) is a reaction that develops after a bone marrow transplant when the donor and the recipient are different people.

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