A case of atypical respiratory distress
Tracey is a 33-year-old lawyer relocated from NSW, who presents with a six-week history of increasing breathlessness on exertion.
She reports two fainting episodes while doing simple house chores, neither of which was associated with chest pain, seizures or palpitations.
Tracey attributes her progressive breathlessness to a cold she has not been able to get rid of over the past eight weeks.
She believes her hectic work schedule in the law firm has hindered her recovery process.
Tracey has never smoked, has minimal alcohol