bold = common
- If possible, order EKG & Stress Testing
Wheezes, Rhonchi, Long Expiratory Phase suggest Asthma
- Give therapeutic trial
- Bibasilar Rales suggest CHF
- Chemistries & TSH if can’t distinguish dyspnea from fatigue
- Pulmonary Function Testing
5. Progressive deconditioning (i.e. being out of shape) is a diagnosis of exclusion.