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First aid treatment for patients with haemodialysis when there is shortness of breath?

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Dr. Michael Thompson
Hematology and Oncology 21 years experience
DDx, Tx: I'm not sure i would say "first aid". I would say that the etiology of shortness of breath needs to be determined. The differential diagnosis (ddx) could include: volume overload, chf, pulmonary embolism, copd/asthma, pneumonia, etc. The treatment depends on the diagnosis/etiology of the symptom of shortness of breath.
Dr. Mathew Chengot
Cardiology 44 years experience
Need evaluation: There might be component of coronary disease need evaluation may be BP related or arrhythmia any way need further work up.

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