Author | Stephen P. Kovacs, DO

Articles

Case In Point: Does this woman with cough and dyspnea really have CHF?

June 01, 2006

A 47-year-old African American woman presented to the hospital after a 5-day history of cough and shortness of breath. The patient also described worsening cough with yellow sputum production over that same time but denied any fevers, chills, nausea, vomiting, abdominal pain, and urinary symptoms. Her condition began to rapidly deteriorate on arrival to the emergency department (ED).