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Woman in Wheelchair is Short of Breath, Suffers Chest Pain - Let's Diagnose

oct17quiz.jpgAn 80-year-old woman who was wheelchair bound due to congestive heart failure was brought to the ED complaining of left-sided chest pain, shortness of breath, cough, and syncope. An EKG showed tachycardia.

Could it be a pulmonary embolism? Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease? Pneumothorax? Streptococcus pneumoniae Pneumonia?

Check out the differential we created in VisualDx.

The correct answer is...

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