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Chief Complaint:

Respiratory Distress

Published: April 19, 2017
Author: jason.lopez

A 77 year old male patient presents to the Emergency Department in acute respiratory distress. He has a history of hypertension, coronary artery disease, and systolic heart dysfunction with an ejection fraction of 35%. On exam he has rales throughout his lung fields, jugular venous distention, and bilateral lower extremity edema. The patient is in respiratory distress.


Which medication will provide the most immediate benefit to the patient?

  • Furosemide
  • Aspirin
  • Albuterol
  • Nitroglycerin
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