When there is new shortness of breath consider:

Pulmonary embolism

Pulmonary oedema

Exacerbation COPD

Acute Asthma

Bronchopneumonia

Shock

These are the most common causes
of shortness of breath that herald
avoidable cardiac arrest.

IF THESE CAUSES OF S. O. B. HAVE BEEN EXCLUDED,
YOU MUST SEARCH FOR AN ALTERNATIVE DIAGNOSIS.

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