Shortness of breath cough

Sir,My mother is suffering from cough and shortness of breath (when she is in some physical activity).we consulted pulmonologist,she is taking medicines from the last 20days but there is no improvement in her health.if there is a heart prob do our chest dr will tell us r do we need to consult a cardiologist?
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Harisha N L Bangalore | General Physician
Causes for breathlessness might include chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, bronchitis, asthma, pneumonia, a blood clot in the lung (pulmonary embolism), as well as other heart and lung problems. Difficulty breathing can also occur with a panic attack — a sudden episode of intense anxiety that triggers severe physical reactions when there is no real danger or apparent cause...since she is also associated with cough its suggestive of pulmonary cause if it was not due to pulmonary cause your doctor would have referred you to cardiologist...
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