Definition of Orthopnoea

1. Noun. Shortness of breath when lying flat. ¹



2. Noun. (alternative spelling of orthopnoea) ¹

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Medical Definition of Orthopnoea

1. Shortness of breath when lying flat. This is a common symptom in patients suffering from congestive heart failure. Orthopnoea may be described as two pillow orthopnoea. This means the patient needs to sleep propped up by two pillows in order to breathe. (27 Sep 1997)

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