My mother is in advance stage of congestive heart failure, and she had a sudden onset of trouble breathing and vomitting, that lasted about 20 min. Could this be heart related
She is 91.
heart failure is when the heart is malfunctioning and unable to meet the
metabolic and oxygen demands of the rest of the body. This dysfunction often causes shortness of breath
as the heart can not pump well enough to supply the rest of the body’s
needs. It also can ultimately lead to
“water on the lungs”, medically called pulmonary edema, and water retention in
other parts of the body, even the intestines, which might lead to nausea or
vomiting. These issues should be
reviewed with a cardiologist.