Shortness of breath while bending linked to worsening of heart condition

03/21/2014 | HealthDay News

Experiencing shortness of breath while bending over could be a sign that heart failure is getting worse and patients may need treatment changes, according to a study in the Journal of the American College of Cardiology: Heart Failure. Researchers called the condition bendopnea. "We discovered that patients with bendopnea had too much fluid in their bodies, causing elevated pressures. When they bent forward, these pressures increased even more," the study's lead author said.

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