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Inability to Measure Lung Volumes in a Man With Congestive Heart Failure*

Karen M. Wolf, MD, FCCP; Nancy Addison, RPFT
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*From the Division of Pulmonary, Critical Care and Occupational Medicine (Dr. Wolf), Department of Medicine, Indiana University Medical Center, and the Respiratory Care Service (Ms. Addison), Wishard Memorial Hospital, Indianapolis, IN.

Correspondence to: Karen M. Wolfe, MD, FCCP, Indiana University Medical Center, 1001 W Tenth Street, WD OPW 425, Indianapolis, IN 46202-2879



Chest. 1999;115(1):269-271. doi:10.1378/chest.115.1.269
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A 64-year-old man presented to his primary physician with dyspnea. His medical and social histories revealed hypertension, coronary artery disease, congestive heart failure, anemia, hypothyroidism and asbestos exposure. He had quit smoking 19 years ago, having accumulated a 70 pack-year history.

General physical exam: slightly obese in no respiratory distress. Vital signs: Temperature 35.9°C, respirations 26/min, pulse 96 beats/min, BP 160/65 mm Hg, height 180.3 cm, and weight 106.2 kg. Neck: mild jugular venous distension. Lungs: bibasilar crackles present, no wheezing noted. Cardiac: S3 present, no rub or murmur detected. Extremities: chronic venous stasis changes present, no clubbing or cyanosis found.

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