Life-Threatening Dyspnea

CARDIAC:
            •  Acute M.I.      •  Acute Heart Failure      •  Shock
            •  Pericardial Tamponade
 
PULMONARY:
            •  Asthma / COPD Exacerbation      •  Pulmonary Embolism
            •  Pneumonia      •  Pneumothorax      •  Poisons (CO, etc.)
            •  Guillain-Barré (& other neurological causes)
 
UPPER AIRWAY:
            •  Anaphylaxis      •  Angioedema
            •  Tracheal Foreign Body / Obstruction / Trauma
            •  Infections in Deep Mouth / Throat
 
METABOLIC:
            •  Sepsis      •  Poisoning      •  Acidosis
            •  Acute Chest Syndrome (Sickle Cell)
            •  Numerous Other Causes
 
Red = Common        
Blue = Uncommon, but Stabilizing Treatment Available
 
 
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