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Criteria for Distinguishing Acute Heart Failure from COPD or Asthma in Dyspneic Patient

Purpose:

To evaluate a patient with dyspnea in a prehospital setting using the criteria of Prosen et al.

Specialty:

Cardiovascular Diseases, Interventional Cardiology, Cardiac Electrophysiology, Emergency Medicine, Cardiothoracic Radiology

Objective:

imaging studies, differential diagnosis and mimics, red flags

ICD-10:

I50, J44.9, J45, R06.0

Description:

Prosen et al identified ways of distinguishing acute heart failure from COPD or asthma in a patient presenting with dyspnea in a prehospital setting. The authors are from the Center for Emergency Medicine in Maribor, University of Maribor, and University of Ljubljana in Slovenia..

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