Shortness of Breath

One of the most common reasons for a visit to our office is to investigate the symptom of shortness of breath.

Shortness of breath can arise for many different reasons, but in general, can be classified into one of the following categories, cardiac (heart) dysfunction, pulmonary (lung dysfunction), musculoskeletal, or circulatory.  An astute clinician can identify which disease category is responsible for a patient’s sensation of shortness of breath.  Our doctors are specially trained to perform such an investigation.

In our office, we can employ a variety of tests, from pulmonary function testing to cardiopulmonary exercise testing to distinguish the potential causes.