Mr. Delrossa had a flushed appearance when entering the clinic, which remained throughout the interview. He was 69. As a complete history was taken, the nurse noticed that Mr. Delrossa became short of breath during some of his longer replies. In fact, he seemed to be panting.
Although Mr. Delrossa said he smoked two to three packs of cigarettes a day, and had smoked for over 50 years, he had no cough. Upon examination, his breath sounds were diminished, and wheezing could be heard. Mr. Delrossa indicated that there was little physical activity in his life, and that he regularly experienced dyspnea upon exertion.
- Tests likely ordered for Mr. Delrossa would include?
- What nickname is used to describe the panting breathing pattern, together with the pink skin, of patients like Mr. Delrossa?
- What disease does Mr. Delrossa have and why?
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