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Dyspnea

Jul 15, 2012 Issue
Causes and Evaluation of Chronic Dyspnea [Article]

Chronic dyspnea is shortness of breath that lasts more than one month. The perception of dyspnea varies based on behavioral and physiologic responses. Dyspnea that is greater than expected with the degree of exertion is a symptom of disease. Most cases of dyspnea result from asthma, heart failure an...


Oct 15, 2010 Issue
ACCP Releases Statement on Dyspnea Treatment in Patients with Advanced Lung or Heart Disease [Practice Guidelines]

The American College of Chest Physicians (ACCP) wrote a consensus statement to influence clinical practice and provide suggestions regarding the management of dyspnea in patients with advanced lung or heart disease.


Dec 1, 2006 Issue
A Patient with Dyspnea and Swollen, Painful Wrists [Photo Quiz]

Photo Quiz presents readers with a clinical challenge based on a photograph or other image.


Apr 15, 2005 Issue
Evaluation of Chronic Dyspnea [Article]

Chronic dyspnea is defined as dyspnea lasting more than one month. In approximately two thirds of patients presenting with dyspnea, the underlying cause is cardiopulmonary disease. Establishing an accurate diagnosis is essential because treatment differs depending on the underlying condition. Asthma...


Nov 1, 2003 Issue
Acute Dyspnea in the Office [Article]

Respiratory difficulty is a common presenting complaint in the outpatient primary care setting. Because patients may first seek care by calling their physician's office, telephone triage plays a role in the early management of dyspnea. Once the patient is in the office, the initial goal of assessmen...


Feb 15, 1998 Issue
Diagnostic Evaluation of Dyspnea [Article]

Dyspnea is a common symptom and, in most cases, can be effectively managed in the office by the family physician. The differential diagnosis is composed of four general categories: cardiac, pulmonary, mixed cardiac or pulmonary, and noncardiac or nonpulmonary. Most cases of dyspnea are due to cardia...



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