Sudden Shortness of Breath

In case you didn’t encounter a sudden shortness of breath today!

A 23-year-old male patient presented with sudden onset SOB and chest pain. BP: 121/68 mmHg, HR: 102 bpm, RR: 22/min, T: 37, SpO2: 93% in room air. He has no history of disease. On the exam, you appreciated a decreased breath sound on the left and checked the thorax with bedside ultrasound. Here are the ultrasound findings of the patient.

What is your next action?

624.5 - Figure 5_Lung Point on M Mode

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