Shortness of breath, Shortness of breath on exertion, Swollen ankle: 6 Possible Causes
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What causes shortness of breath, shortness of breath on exertion and swollen ankle? 6 possible conditions

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


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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Smoking is the leading cause of emphysema, a disease of the lungs that makes it hard to breathe. Learn more about how emphysema affects you and how it's treated.

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Cor Pulmonare

Cor pulmonale is a condition that most commonly arises out of complications from high blood pressure.

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Chronic Bronchitis

Learn about the causes and treatment of acute bronchitis.

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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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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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