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Symptoms Caused by Congestion of Lungs

A patient with CHF and congested lungs may have one or more of the following symptoms:

  • Shortness of breath during exertion
  • Use of extra pillows during sleep
  • Inability to lay flat because of breathing difficulties
  • Sudden or severe shortness of breath during the night
  • Severe shortness of breath due to edema (fluid buildup) of the lungs

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