Perspectives

A Patient’s Perspective: Pairing the Stethoscope with POCUS to Evaluate Acute Dyspnea in the Clinic

Authors: Joy Shen-Wagner, MD, Michael Wagner, MD, Anthony Hughes, MDiv

Abstract

Mr Hughes was a 55-year-old chaplain at our hospital, the father of three boys, and was one of my healthiest continuity patients. He had yearly physicals and lab work, ran 6 miles a day, and was the last person that I thought I would have to send to the emergency department (ED) for a life-threatening illness.

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