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Shortness of breath, difficulty speaking and walking. High blood pressure, shaking

hello , hi my grandmother is 70+ years of age & for the past 5 days she has been sick and she has shortness of breathe when she speaks & when she walks, she has a difficult time speaking when she speaks, when she coughs it sounds like whooping cough , and she has a difficult time walking. She has been vomiting and she shakes. Has has high blood pressure , but she never was skaking before & last week tuesday she got the flu shot when she went to the doctors.
Asked On : Sat, 20 Oct 2012
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Shaking may mean rigor?
Obviously, she has severe breathlessness - Why?
It may be a reaction to the flu shot - asthma?
It may be heart failure precipitated by blood pressure, in this stress of fever.
The picture sounds ALARM bell - she has to be seen IMMEDIATELY by a doctor. Blood counts and cardiac markers; ECG; X-ray chest and so on are a must. No specific management is possible without clinical and lab work up.
Delay may spell danger.
Take care
Wishing her speedy recovery
Good luck
Answered: Sat, 20 Oct 2012
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