Publication/Presentation Date

4-1-2022

Abstract

Dyspnea is a common complaint in patients who present to the emergency department and can be due to numerous etiologies. This case report details a 90-year-old female with a history significant for hypertension, hyperlipidemia, and new diagnosis of ovarian malignancy whose symptoms increased over the past three days. Point-of-care Ultrasonography showed multiple B-lines, a plethoric IVC without respiratory variation, a markedly low EF and a lack of RV dilation. There was also no evidence of effusion which led the emergency medicine team to the diagnosis of acute decompensated heart failure. This quick diagnosis was possible due to using the standardized POCUS approach guided by the

Volume

17

Issue

4

First Page

1211

Last Page

1214

ISSN

1930-0433

Disciplines

Emergency Medicine

PubMedID

35169430

Department(s)

Department of Emergency Medicine, USF-LVHN SELECT Program, Fellows and Residents

Document Type

Article

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