A G1P1 40 year-old Caucasian female without significant past medical history presented to an outside hospital with worsening shortness of breath and hemoptysis. The patient was 10 days status post caesarian section for preeclampsia. Her course after delivery was complicated by a stay in the ICU for shortness of breath. She was discharged home 7 days post-delivery and then returned to the hospital 3 days later. The patient was intubated at the outside hospital for hypoxia (O2 sats of 50% on room air) and transferred to TJUH for further management.
Laighold, MD, Saaron
"A post-partum woman with dyspnea,"
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