SESSION TITLE: Cardiology and Cardiothoracic Surgery
SESSION TYPE: Case Report Poster
PRESENTED ON: Sunday, April 17, 2016 at 11:45 AM - 12:45 PM
INTRODUCTION: The causes of respiratory failure include ventilation, perfusion, ventilation-perfusion mismatch, and shunting. Systematic evaluation of these allows for elucidation of the etiology of a patient’s respiratory failure. We present a case of a dyspneic patient who was told by multiple physicians she was somaticizing when she indeed had a legitimate medical complaint.