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71 Possible Causes for Dyspnea, Pulsus Alternans

  • Congestive Heart Failure

    alternans (alternating large and small pulse pressures) and a raised JVP.[] Features due to left heart failure: Dyspnea, orthopnea and paroxysmal nocturnal dyspnea: These symptoms develop due to congestion of the lungs.[] alternans Increased intensity of P 2 heart sound Hepatojugular reflux Ascites, hepatomegaly, and/or anasarca Central or peripheral cyanosis, pallor See Presentation for more[]

  • Heart Failure

    alternans (alternating large and small pulse pressures) and a raised JVP.[] We introduced oxycodone for medically refractory dyspnea instead of morphine because of the patient's renal insufficiency.[] Pulsus alternans is usually associated with an S 3 gallop, signifies advanced myocardial disease, and often disappears with treatment of heart failure.[]

  • Pulmonary Edema

    […] describe a case of fatal contralateral RPE in a 59-years-old woman with right lung cancer underwent ultrasound-guided thoracentesis for massive pleural effusion and severe dyspnea[] High altitude pulmonary edema (HAPE) is a form of high altitude illness characterized by cough, dyspnea upon exertion progressing to dyspnea at rest and eventual death, seen[] […] anxiety Productive cough (could be blood tinged) Palpitations and chest pain Exercise induced dyspnea Orthostatic dyspnea (dyspnea while lying down) Increased weight Bipedal[]

  • Cardiomyopathy

    Symptoms: Patients with cardiomyopathy will typically present with dyspnea, orthopnea, paroxysmal nocturnal dyspnea, bilateral edema, and fatigue.[] However, after 10 infusions the patient developed dyspnea, edema of the legs, ascites and a weight gain of 10 kg because of a decompensated heart insufficiency with a reduced[] We report the case of a 76-year-old man with a dual chamber pacemaker, admitted for acute chest pain and dyspnea and final diagnosis of TC.[]

  • Acute Myocardial Infarction

    A 71-year-old man presented to our hospital for dyspnea lasting for the past 3 days.[] A 77-year-old male presented to our hospital with a 4-day history of severe dizziness, mild chest tightness, and dyspnea. An inferior AMI was diagnosed.[] After 48h following the accident, the patient's condition rapidly deteriorated, with severe dyspnea at rest, tachycardia, and increasing chest pain.[]

  • Myocardial Infarction

    […] are also important causes of dyspnea.[] A 71-year-old man presented to our hospital for dyspnea lasting for the past 3 days.[] Dyspnea: a sensory experience. Lung 1990; 168:185-199. Evans KC.[]

  • Acute Myocarditis

    The clinical presentation was an influenzae-like syndrome, classical for a CMV infection, without any chest pain or dyspnea, but a systematic exploration showed multiple inflammation-compatible[] The patient was a 50-year-old woman who had been under medication for acute myocarditis when she complained of sudden severe dyspnea.[] Chest pain, dyspnea, and syncope are principal symptoms. The clinical course, however, varies from asymptomatic to sudden cardiac death.[]

  • Rheumatic Heart Disease

    The most common indications for echocardiography were heart failure (47.6%), and dyspnea (42.9%).[] If you have mitral stenosis, you may develop breathing difficulty (dyspnea); swelling of the ankle and feet (edema); and irregular heartbeats (arrhythmia).[] Some patients may develop congestive heart failure with dyspnea, ascites, hepatomegaly and chest pain as indications.[]

  • Giant Cell Myocarditis

    The clinical course of a pregnant patient, who presented with progressive dyspnea and heart failure is described.[] The case of an 18-year-old college football player with a recent history of streptococcal pharyngitis who was experiencing progressive disabling dyspnea on exertion with easy[] A 58-year-old man with a recent history of generalized myalgia and muscle weakness was transferred to our hospital because of acute progressive dyspnea.[]

  • Dilated Cardiomyopathy

    Pulsus alternans is an infrequent, complex pathophysiologic sign often associated with severe heart failure.[] We describe a case of a 35-year-old man presented at the emergency room of our institution with acute onset of dyspnea and dizziness.[] We report a case of 14-year-old girl who presented with dyspnea, bipedal edema, loss of weight, and easy fatigability for three months.[]

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