75-Year-Old Man With Progressive Shortness of Breath on Exertion

Hu, William T. L.; Malouf, Joseph F.
December 2005
Mayo Clinic Proceedings;Dec2005, Vol. 80 Issue 12, p1651
Academic Journal
The article describes a case report of a 75-year-old man for evaluation of shortness of breath with exertion for the past 2 years. He had limited effort tolerance but denied a history of dyspnea at rest, chest pain, syncope and palpitations. Pulmonary examination revealed reduced breath sounds, basal inspiratory crackles and dullness to percussion in the lower lobe of the right lung.


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