Acute breathlessness in adults

Zuberi, Tahira; Simon, Chantal
May 2009
InnovAiT;May2009, Vol. 2 Issue 5, p307
Academic Journal
Dyspnoea is the subjective sensation of breathlessness that is excessive for any given level of physical activity. Acute breathlessness is defined as severe dyspnoea evolving rapidly over minutes to hours. The sudden development of dyspnoea heralds, in most cases, a significant cardiopulmonary insult. The aim of this article is to give GPs in training a strategy to deal with acute breathlessness in primary care.


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