A Timely Case of Shortness of Breath


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Target Audience

Healthcare providers.

Learning Objectives

  1. Generate a differential diagnosis for the patient complaining of shortness of breath.
  2. Understand the diagnostic work up of unexplained dyspnea.
  3. Review diagnostic criteria for the underlying condition.
  4. Discuss available treatment options. 
  5. Describe the Pulmonic and Systemic circulation of the heart.
  6. Describe the circulation pattern to return systemic venous blood to the heart
  7. Utilize knowledge of the borders and surfaces of the heart to understand cross sectional anatomy observed in radiological images of the thorax.  


Aoki, Teresa-57073

Teresa Aoki, MD
Associate Professor, Internal Medicine and Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine, Des Moines University

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Craig Clark

Craig Clark, DO
Associate Professor, Internal Medicine and Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine, Des Moines University

Matz, Donald-39344

Donald Matz, PhD
Chairperson, Department of Anatomy, Des Moines University

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