Step 4: Read and complete the decision guide to learn more about your symptoms.
Shortness of Breath in Adults
There are still several possibilities that we should explore. Next let's examine if you have other symptoms that suggest heart failure, fluid backing up in the lungs because of abnormal heart function.
Do you have any of the following symptoms?
shortness of breath or a cough that is worse when lying down
need to prop yourself up with pillows to fall asleep
history of heart disease.