GP emergency management

New aortic stenosis in a middle-aged woman

GP emergency management

New aortic stenosis in a middle-aged woman

Austin N May, Richard Sullivan, Gordian Fulde

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Abstract

A woman presents with presyncope after climbing the stairs. How would you proceed with an examination and what is the likely cause?

Article Extract

A 57-year-old woman is brought in to your general practice by her husband, who witnessed her become faint after using the stairs. Although the symptoms have since disappeared, your secretary alerts you of a new arrival and asks the patient to take a seat.

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