approach to shortness of breath

In the rapid pace of the ER it’s easy to reduce the complaint of shortness of breath to the respiratory system,¬†which cuts off a large swath of the differential diagnosis. While the cardio-respiratory system accounts for most diagnoses, you can should consider the¬†expanded ABCs to keep your differential broad: A: ABCDEFGHIJKLMNOP Anaphylaxis, Angioedemia, Angina Ludwig,…