Heart FailureNutrition & ExercisePreventionRelated ConditionsRisks When You Should See a Doctor about Shortness of Breath estaff Published: June 12, 2018 0 Print Email Facebook Twitter Physical exertion and panic are common reasons for shortness of breath. But the symptom, which doctors call dyspnea, can also signal a problem with the heart. To continue reading this article you must be a paid subscriber Subscribe Subscribe to Heart Advisor Get the next year of Heart Advisor for just $20. And access all of our online content - over 2,000 articles - free of charge. Subscribe today and save 38%. It's like getting 5 months FREE! Already Subscribed? Click Here to Sign In | Forgot your password?