Breathlessness: The whistle stop tour of diagnosis and management
Breathlessness is a very common reason for presentation of patients to acute, community and outpatients settings. The four main causes for breathlessness are respiratory, cardiology, anxiety and deconditioning. It is important the diagnosis is made promptly thereby enabling the appropriate treatment and management plans to be developed to support the patient and their family.
- 1. To better understand the common causes of breathlessness.
- 2. How to approach the diagnosis of a breathless patient.
- 3. Approaches to the management of chronic breathlessness.