Does this dyspneic patient in the emergency department have congestive heart failure?


CONTEXT Dyspnea is a common complaint in the emergency department where physicians must accurately make a rapid diagnosis. OBJECTIVE To assess the usefulness of history, symptoms, and signs along with routine diagnostic studies (chest radiograph, electrocardiogram, and serum B-type natriuretic peptide [BNP]) that differentiate heart failure from other… (More)


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