Dyspneic athlete.

  title={Dyspneic athlete.},
  author={David Krey and Thomas B Best},
  journal={Current reviews in musculoskeletal medicine},
  volume={7 4},
Breathing concerns in athletes are common and can be due to a wide variety of pathology. The most common etiologies are exercise-induced bronchoconstriction (EIB) and paradoxic vocal fold movement disorder (PVFMD). Although some patients may have both, PVFMD is often misdiagnosed as EIB, which can lead to unnecessary treatment. The history and physical exam are important to rule out life threatening pulmonary and cardiac causes as well as common conditions such as gastroesophageal reflux… CONTINUE READING
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