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1

4 systems leading to SOB

Resp
Cardio
Anaemia
Miscellaneous- anxiety eg

2

What can each system be split into

Acute and chronic

3

Acute resp causes of SOB

PE
Traumatic pneumothorax
Asthma exacerbation
COPD
Exacerbation
Pneumonia

4

Asthma Hx questions for SOB

Smoking hx
Fx
Atopy- excema or hay fever
Cough
Infection symptoms
Inhaler use recently?
Triggers
Wheeze

5

COPD Hx questions for SOB

SOB worse than normal?
Cough
Sputum and colour
Smoking
Infection symptoms

6

PE Hx questions for SOB

Immobility
Drug history
Underlying conditions

7

Chronic resp causes of SOB

Cancer
Lung fibrosis

8

Cancer Hx questions for SOB

Smoking hx
Malaise
Night sweats
Weight loss
Cough, blood?

9

Lung fibrosis Hx questions for SOB

Drugs
Radiation
Worse SOB on exertion
Predisposing conditions like rheumatoid arthritis

10

Acute cardiac causes of SOB

MI
Pulnomary oedema
Pulnomary hypertension

11

MI Hx questions for SOB

Chest pain SOCRATES
Cardiac Hx
Risk factors

12

Chronic cardio causes of SOB

HF
Arrythmia

13

HF Hx questions for SOB

Orthopnoea
How many pillows at night
Cardiac risk factors
Peripheral oedema

14

Arrythmia Hx questions for SOB

Caffeine trigger?
Tap out rythm
Chest pain
Syncope
Cardiac risk factors and Hx
Thyrotoxicosis

15

Acute causes of anaemia leading to SOB

Trauma- > haemorrhage
Cirrhosis-> portal hypertension
Recent bleed

16

Chronic causes of anaemia leading to SOB

Oesophageal varices
IDA
ACD
SCD

17

History for anaemia leading to SOB

Malignancy
Menstrual Hx
Diet
Blood in stool
Bleeding