Case and analysis by Michele D. Dennis, MPAS, PA-C, Author at Clinical Advisor

Case and analysis by Michele D. Dennis, MPAS, PA-C

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Dyspnea in a man with a history of hypertension and emphysema

An elderly patient was reluctant to undergo further testing. Luckily, clinicians convinced him otherwise. Mr. T, 86 years old, has an extensive medical history. When he arrived complaining of a number of symptoms (primarily shortness of breath), we were unable to come up with an immediate diagnosis. History Five days before visiting the clinic, Mr.…

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