In-depth

Causes

Pulmonary embolism

Complications

Deep vein thrombosis

Symptoms

Edema

Shortness of breath

Shortness of breath can be frightening. Most of the time, a heart or lung condition is the cause.

Tachycardia

Tachycardia, a rapid heart rate, is caused by an abnormality in your heart's electrical impulses. Tachycardia can cause serious complications, including sudden cardiac arrest.

Tests and diagnosis

Genetic testing

Genetic testing is used to detect altered genes that may cause illness or disease. Although genetic testing can offer important health information, it has limitations.

July 14, 2015