Approach to Shortness of Breath

Approach to, Cardiology, Cardiovascular, Pulmonary, Respiratory

A brief approach to shortness of breath:

For more details, please see post for each clinical topic:

Allergic reaction/Anaphylaxis

Pneumonia

Pneumothorax

ACS

Pulmonary Embolus

Asthma

COPD

Respiratory Distress – Flipped Classroom Summary

Pulmonary Embolus

Chest pain, Pulmonary, Respiratory, Uncategorized

Worked example

Part 1 – We discuss the causes and presentations of PE.

Part 2 – We discuss the available diagnostic tests for PE.

Part 3 – We discuss how to put it together for diagnosis

 

Other resources:

ECG changes in PE on Life in the Fast Lane blog

PE case on Radiopaedia.org

CXR signs on Radiopaedia.org

Well’s criteria for PE on MD Calc

Pulmonary Embolism Severity Index score on MD Calc