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235 Possible Causes for Dyspnea at Rest, Right Pleural Effusion

  • Congestive Heart Failure

    effusion · Decrease in vital capacity by one third from maximum recorded · Tachycardia (heart rate 120 beats/min.)[] Initially dyspnea occurs only at exertion. Later on orthopnea and paroxysmal nocturnal dyspnea also develop. Later on dyspnea occurs even at rest.[] When congestive heart failure worsens, fluid backs up into the lungs and interferes with oxygen getting into the blood, causing dyspnea at rest and at night (orthopnea).[]

  • Pleural Effusion

    Despite inexperience in sonography, the novel VIP and boomerang signs show high diagnostic values in detecting right pleural effusion compared to the traditional methods.[] He additionally complained of night sweats over the past few days, and dyspnea on exertion.[] Computed tomography picture showing right-sided moderate to massive pleural effusion QUESTION Q: What is the diagnosis? ANSWER A: Pleural Endometriosis.[]

  • Hemothorax

    Chest x-ray showed a right pleural effusion and lung opacity with interstitial pulmonary edema.[] Rest dyspnea and acute pain behind a breastbone are the most troubling manifestations.[] Two days after admission, she complained of dyspnea, and a chest X-ray revealed right pleural effusion. Thoracentesis confirmed the diagnosis of hemothorax.[]

  • Chronic Right-Sided Congestive Heart Failure

    Pleural effusion Pleural effusion more evident on lateral view Pleural effusion is bilateral in 70% of cases of CHF.[] The clinical signs and symptoms of heart failure are common: dyspnea on exertion is the most common complaint and can worsen to dyspnea at rest.[] Dyspnea at rest Dyspnea at rest in heart failure is the result of the following mechanisms: Decreased pulmonary function secondary to decreased compliance and increased airway[]

  • Chylothorax

    An 80-year-old man who had suffered from chronic lymphocytic leukemia (CLL) and achieved complete remission was admitted to our hospital due to right pleural effusion.[] Dyspnea developed suddenly on postoperative day 42, and she had a massive right pleural effusion and a small amount of ascites.[] A chest-radiograph revealed a massive right pleural effusion.[]

  • Chronic Constrictive Pericarditis

    A 61-year-old male had complained of cough and dyspnea on effort, with right pleural effusion.[] Negative predictors of survival were found to be preoperative NYHA class IV (P 0.01), low-voltage electrocardiogram (ECG) (P 0.01), ascites (P 0.01), dyspnea at rest (P 0.05[] We present a patient with unexplained dyspnea, recurrent right-side pleural effusion, and ascites.[]

  • Empyema

    Abstract A 27-year-old man was admitted to our hospital with right pleural effusion.[] She was dehydrated and had a poor oral hygiene and decreased breath sounds on the right side. Chest radiograph showed a large right pleural effusion.[] He presented with fever, nonproductive cough, upper back pain and shortness of breath due to right upper lobe pneumonia with right encysted pleural effusion.[]

  • Anasarca

    The right hemithorax showed small pleural effusion and thickening, in addition to a small nonspecific opacity in the right lung base.[] Chest imaging revealed bilateral pleural effusions with compressive atelectasis and lymphoscintigraphy revealed normal lymphatic flow with no thoracic duct leak.[] The patient reported worsening of the abdominal volume increase, edema of the lower limbs and dyspnea even at rest in the past two months.[]

  • Hypoalbuminemia

    […] at rest, anemia, prior operations within 30 days, preoperative wounds or infections, and a tibial target (P CONCLUSIONS: Poor preoperative hypoalbuminemia is associated with[] […] previous myocardial infarction, renal failure, dialysis dependence, hypertension, history of transient ischemic attack or stroke, steroid use, impaired functional status, dyspnea[]

  • T-Cell Lymphoblastic Lymphoma

    Resting dyspnea without stridor or wheezing was noted. Large, nontender, immobile lymph nodes were palpable in the bilateral anterior cervical and inguinal regions.[]

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