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118 Possible Causes for Dyspnea with Sudden Onset, Exertional Dyspnea

  • Asthma

    Her attacks are characterized by the relatively sudden onset of dyspnea; they are more frequent in the spring and fall, when they are often preceded by symptoms of rhino-conjunctivitis[doi.org] A 62-year-old man with asthma presented with a 1-month history of wheezing and exertional dyspnea.[ncbi.nlm.nih.gov] A 47-year-old woman with a 6-month medical history of "asthma" presented to our hospital with a 1-month history or dyspnea on exertion.[ncbi.nlm.nih.gov]

  • Pulmonary Edema

    Sudden onset of dyspnea. Severe anxiety, restlessness, irritability. Cool, moist skin.[slideshare.net] 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[ncbi.nlm.nih.gov] onset of dyspnea.[oxfordjournals.org]

  • Atrial Fibrillation

    […] arrhythmic (within 1 hour after symptom onset or with documented arrhythmia), noncardiac, or unknown.[dx.doi.org] He developed pronounced dyspnea on exertion, and repeated ECGs and another Holter monitor now showed persistent AF.[doi.org] Congestive heart failure was defined by clinical symptoms (dyspnea on exertion, orthopnea, and paroxysmal nocturnal dyspnea), physical examination (elevated jugular venous[dx.doi.org]

  • Pulmonary Embolism

    Consecutive patients with clinically suspected pulmonary embolism, defined as a sudden onset of dyspnea, sudden deterioration of existing dyspnea, or sudden onset of pleuritic[doi.org] Dyspnea may be absent or occur only with exertion. The onset of dyspnea may occur over seconds to days. Orthopnea occurs with PE as well as heart failure.[ncbi.nlm.nih.gov] “In summary, we found that the most reliable indicator of patients with PE is sudden onset dyspnea.[clinicalprediction.com]

  • Acute Respiratory Distress Syndrome

    Definition Acute respiratory distress syndrome (ARDS), is a life-threatening condition which is characterised by the sudden onset of severe dyspnea and hypoxaemia [1].[physio-pedia.com] With the onset of lung injury, patients initially note dyspnea with exertion.[emedicine.medscape.com] This rapidly progresses to severe dyspnea at rest, tachypnea, anxiety, agitation, and the need for increasingly high concentrations of inspired oxygen.[emedicine.medscape.com]

  • Recurrent Pulmonary Embolism

    […] in onset and may include one or many of the following: dyspnea (shortness of breath), tachypnea (rapid breathing), chest pain of a "pleuritic" nature (worsened by breathing[en.wikipedia.org] Case Report In January 2015, a 76-year-old ex-smoker was referred to our hospital with a 2-months history of increase in cough, purulent expectoration, exertional dyspnea[omicsonline.org] Distinct sensations include effort/work, chest tightness, and air hunger (the feeling of not enough oxygen). [1] Dyspnea is a normal symptom of heavy exertion but becomes[en.wikipedia.org]

  • Vocal Cord Dysfunction

    Symptoms of VCD and Asthma Time of onset Quick; within minutes Sudden onset; within seconds Duration Minutes to hours Seconds to a few minutes Dyspnea during Expiration Inspiration[advanceweb.com] dyspnea and improved measures of maximal exercise effort in an athlete with exercise-induced paradoxical vocal fold motion (PVFM).[powerbreathe.com] Vocal cord dysfunction in patients with exertional dyspnea. Chest 1999; 116: 1676-1682. Morris MJ, Christopher KL.[pftforum.com]

  • Carbon Monoxide Poisoning

    The signs and symptoms of chronic poisoning include: Frequent headache Nausea and vomiting Amnesia Tachypnea Malaise Dyspnea on exertion Confusion Depression Behavioral changes[symptoma.com] […] on exertion, palpitation, confusion, irritability, and irrational behavior (9).[web.archive.org] […] neuropsychologic signs and symptoms to coma and death and can include headache, dizziness, fatigue, weakness, drowsiness, nausea, vomiting, loss of consciousness, skin pallor, dyspnea[web.archive.org]

  • Extrinsic Allergic Alveolitis

    They can also present subacutely with recurrent pneumonia or chronically with exertional dyspnea, productive cough, and weight loss.[emedicine.medscape.com] All three patients presented with cough and dyspnea on exertion.[ncbi.nlm.nih.gov] Patients can also present subacutely with recurrent pneumonia or chronically with exertional dyspnea, productive cough, and weight loss.[emedicine.medscape.com]

  • Congestive Heart Failure

    We present a case of a 70 year-old male presented with exertional dyspnea for 2 months and found to have giant LV pseudo aneurysm on transthoracic echocardiogram, cardiac[ncbi.nlm.nih.gov] A 78-year-old woman presented with mild exertional dyspnea three weeks after starting osimertinib for the treatment of epidermal growth factor receptor (EGFR) T790M-positive[ncbi.nlm.nih.gov] A 60-year-old man presented with exertional dyspnea, fatigue, and chest discomfort of 18-month history.[ncbi.nlm.nih.gov]

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