Left Ventricular Failure or Mitral Stenosis

Often dry, especially on exertion or at night; may progress to the pink frothy sputum of pulmonary edema or to frank hemoptysis

Dyspnea, orthopnea, paroxysmal nocturnal dyspnea

Pulmonary Emboli

Dry to productive; may be dark, bright red, or mixed with blood

Dyspnea, anxiety, chest pain, fever; factors that predispose to deep venous thrombosis

Irritating Particles, Chemicals, or Gases

Variable. There may be a latent period between exposure and symptoms.

Exposure to irritants. Eyes, nose, and throat may be affected.

Characteristics of hemoptysis are

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