Flashcards in Diagnostic Approach to Dyspnea Deck (13)
What abdominal bases pathologies/circumstances can cause orthopnea?
T or F. In CHF, PND progresses to orthopnea
Things that cause PND
-Obstructive Sleep Apnea
What is Platypnea?
becoming SOB upon standing
What is Trepopnea?
dyspnea upon lying to one side or the other
PND is SUGGESTIVE (not diagnostic) of what?
What patients can have nocturia?
-sleep apnea patients
What OTCs can increase bleeding risk?
-Green Tea/Vitamin E
Why do patients take on the 'tripod' position in SOB?
it provides stability to the pectorals to aid in inspiration
What is febrile defined as?
More than 100.4F
What happens to systolic BP during inspiration in normal people?
Decreases (less than 10mm Hg normally) due to an increase of right heart blood
Causes of pulsus paradoxus
anything that does not allow the RV wall