A 65-year-old woman with breast cancer and hypertension has been experiencing progressive dyspnea on exertion after complications from chemotherapy.
All articles by George Marzouka
When politicians attempt to make changes to health policy based on sentiments rather than on evidence-based conclusions, physicians often find themselves trying to meet unrealistic expectations.
In 2015, 1 in 20 adults in the United States experienced a diagnostic error every year; yet by the beginning of 2019, nothing had been done to improve the situation.
A clinician shares his experience with palliative care in cardiology and makes the case for offering palliative care services earlier in pulmonary arterial hypertension.
On the surface, a plan to get able-bodied individuals back to work in order to maintain their Medicaid benefits sounds reasonable — until it’s not.
While technological breakthroughs have had positive effects in the corporate world, they have led to exacerbated physician burnout in the medical field.
A 72-year-old man with hypertension and paroxysmal atrial fibrillation presents to the emergency department because he has been experiencing worsening shortness of breath.
A 72-year-old man with a 50 pack-year smoking history and multiple comorbidities, including COPD, presents to the emergency department with left-sided hemiparesis and sensory loss.
A 64-year-old man with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, diabetes, chronic kidney disease, and morbid obesity seeks preoperative approval for femoral popliteal bypass surgery.
A 57-year-old woman has been experiencing progressive exertional dyspnea during the past 6 months as well as a near syncopal episode while attempting to catch a taxi.
Several months after being diagnosed with pulmonary arterial hypertension, a 32-year-old pregnant woman presents with worsening dyspnea.
A 56-year-old woman who received a heart transplant 1 year ago because of dilated cardiomyopathy now presents with mild fever and generalized weakness.
A 67-year-old man presents for his yearly wellness visit and reports some shortness of breath since the Sonoma-Napa wildfires but otherwise feels well.
An 80-year-old man with a history of smoking, hypertension, diabetes, and COPD presents to the emergency department with dyspnea at rest and chest tightness.
A 55-year-old man with asthma presents to the emergency department with dyspnea at rest and electrocardiogram findings suggest a prior myocardial infarction.
A middle-aged man with no significant medical history presents to his local urgent care with flu-like symptoms but sees no improvement after starting antibiotics.
After being treated for pyelonephritis and discharged to a nursing facility, a 67-year-old woman presents to the emergency department with shortness of breath.
A 40-year-old woman presents with worsening shortness of breath after being treated with long-acting nifedipine for 2 years.
A 65-year-old man with COPD presents with worsening exertional dyspnea.