Harvard Heart Letter

Ask the doctor: Is my breathlessness a heart or lung problem?

I had a quadruple bypass seven years ago. A few months back I found myself taking frequent short breaths when I climbed the stairs. Once I stopped exerting myself, my breathing soon returned to normal. Is this due to a problem with my heart or lungs?

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