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Dyspnea in the elderly: old age or disease?
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  6489759     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Suspect pulmonary or cardiac disease when dyspnea occurs with moderate exercise. Age-related reductions in pulmonary function almost never result in dyspnea at rest--or with such exercise as walking at a normal pace. Cardiac origin of pulmonary changes can often be recognized by the presence of cardiac abnormalities such as gallop rhythms, ECG changes, and concomitant signs of right ventricular failure. In some cases, the cardiac origin of the abnormality can only be established by right heart catheterization.
G A Lillington
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Geriatrics     Volume:  39     ISSN:  0016-867X     ISO Abbreviation:  Geriatrics     Publication Date:  1984 Nov 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1984-12-04     Completed Date:  1984-12-04     Revised Date:  2008-11-21    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  2985102R     Medline TA:  Geriatrics     Country:  UNITED STATES    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  47-52     Citation Subset:  AIM; IM    
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MeSH Terms
Dyspnea* / diagnosis,  etiology,  physiopathology
Heart Failure / complications
Lung / physiology,  physiopathology
Lung Diseases, Obstructive / complications
Physical Examination
Physical Exertion
Pulmonary Embolism / complications
Respiratory Function Tests

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