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Doctors' Answers to "Frequently Asked Questions" - Dyspnea
Answer: Lupus can affect the lung in some patients. This needs to be checked with some fairly advanced pulmonary disease. You need a blood gas, a blood gas with exercise and pulmonary function tests with diffusing capacity. Ensure you get the diffusing capacity. Also, some patients with lupus will form clots. If quiesent, small clots would also do this. See a specialist, this needs attention.
Answer: Sounds like you are still experiencing angina. This shortness of breath would be called an angina equivalent. Get a stress echo to ensure the angioplasty is till open! Many patients experiences shortness of breath with beta blockers, but if increasing the dosage helps, something is not right.
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