Clinical Practice and Cases in Emergency Medicine
55-year-old Male with Exertional Dyspnea
- Author(s): Friedman, Eric R.
- Gatz, J. David
- Dezman, Zachary D.W.
- Bontempo, Laura J.
- et al.
Published Web Locationhttps://doi.org/10.5811/cpcem.2020.3.46393
Introduction: Dyspnea is a common presenting complaint for many patients in the emergency department.
Case Presentation: A 55-year-old man with type I diabetes presented to the emergency department with one month of intermittent palpitations and dyspnea. His lungs were clear to auscultation, and his chest radiograph was normal.
Discussion: This case takes the reader through the differential diagnosis and systematic work-up of dyspnea with discussion of the diagnostic study, which ultimately led to this patient’s diagnosis and successful treatment.