This patient has severe COPD and presents in extreme distress. An initial ultrasound is performed. What does this clip show?
COPD Patient Hot Case
Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD) = chronic bronchitis +/- emphysema; aka CORD (respiratory) or COAD (airways); environmental factors: tobacco smoke and air pollution
Excessive oxygen administration can lead to hypercapnic respiratory failure in some COPD patients. COPD patients with more severe hypoxemia are at higher risk of CO2 retention from uncontrolled O2 administration
75-year old smoker presenting with acute dyspnoea and productive cough. Describe and interpret this ECG. LITFL Top 100 ECG
A review of the ECG abnormalities seen in chronic lung disease (CLD) such as Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD)