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A Woman in Her 70s Presented to the ED Complaining of Worsening Shortness of BreathAn Elderly Woman Has Worsening Shortness of Breath

Jennifer V. Huang, DO; Amy Sanghvi, MD; James W. Tsung, MD, MPH; Bret P. Nelson, MD, RDMS
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From the Department of Emergency Medicine, Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai, New York, NY.

CORRESPONDENCE TO: Jennifer V. Huang, DO, Department of Emergency Medicine, Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai, One Gustave L. Levy Place, Box 1149, New York, NY 10029; e-mail: jennifer.huang@mssm.edu


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Chest. 2014;146(6):e195-e197. doi:10.1378/chest.14-0265
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