The patient with shortness of breath. Differential diagnosis. Asthma COPD Pneumonia Heart failure PE Other. Asthma assessment. Asthma… pertinent negatives and positives. Fever, green sputum, pleuritic pain (?CXR?antibiotics)? On oral steroids already? ICU admissions in the past?
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The patient with shortness of breath
PERC Rule for Pulmonary Embolism
According to the PERC Study, there is less than 2% risk of PE in this patient.
The PERC rule only applies if all 8 criteria are met.