Links To And Excerpts From The Differential Diagnosis Of Dyspnea

In this post I link to and excerpt from The Differential Diagnosis of Dyspnea .[PubMed Abstract] [Full Text HTML] [Full Text PDF]. Dtsch Arztebl Int. 2016 Dec; 113(49): 834–845.

The article is a good general review. It is a quick read and so I’ve chosen to only include the graphics.

Acute dyspnea often requires urgent evaluation in the emergency department to rule out life-threatening conditions such as pulmonary embolus or acute coronary syndrome.

Chronic dyspnea can be usefully evaluated with a six minute walk test at the hospital’s respiratory therapy department. It can be performed in the office. See:

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