[Acute dyspnoea]

Internist (Berl). 2005 Sep;46(9):965-73. doi: 10.1007/s00108-005-1481-y.
[Article in German]

Abstract

Asthma, chronic obstructive pulmonary diseases, interstitial lung diseases and myocardial dysfunction are the leading diagnoses of patients with dyspnoea. Acute dyspnoea appears suddenly or within a few hours and is caused by a relatively limited number of conditions some of which can be life-threatening. Therefore, it is of utmost importance to identify the cause of dyspnoea immediately. Once found, the disorder is treated according to the guidelines for the underlying disease.

Publication types

  • English Abstract
  • Review

MeSH terms

  • Acute Disease
  • Asthma / complications
  • Asthma / diagnosis*
  • Asthma / therapy*
  • Cardiomyopathies / diagnosis*
  • Cardiomyopathies / therapy*
  • Critical Care / methods
  • Diagnosis, Differential
  • Dyspnea / diagnosis*
  • Dyspnea / etiology
  • Dyspnea / therapy*
  • Emergency Medicine / methods
  • Humans
  • Practice Guidelines as Topic
  • Practice Patterns, Physicians'
  • Prognosis
  • Pulmonary Disease, Chronic Obstructive / diagnosis*
  • Pulmonary Disease, Chronic Obstructive / therapy*
  • Risk Assessment / methods
  • Risk Factors