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Dyspnoea in Older People in the Emergency Department

  • F. Javier Martín-Sánchez
  • Juan González del Castillo
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Abstract

Breathlessness is one of the most common complaints and is the main cause for the admission of older patients presenting to the ED. Dyspnoea is a potentially serious syndrome and can represent life-threatening emergencies [1]. In fact, dyspnoea is one of the highest mortality of all non-trauma complaints [2].

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Authors and Affiliations

  • F. Javier Martín-Sánchez
    • 1
  • Juan González del Castillo
    • 1
  1. 1.Emergency DepartmentHospital Clínico San CarlosMadridSpain

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