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Can 5 weeks of pulmonary hypertension (as well as a few other diagnoses) lead to moderate anoxic brain injury? a patient in his early 50's receives diagnosis of mssa- causing pulmonary hypertension, chf, aortic valve regurgitation, a stretched mitral valv

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Dr. Frances Dyro
Neurology 55 years experience
For : For "moderate anoxic brain damage" to occur the patient would have to have experienced cardio-respiratory arrest for more than 5 minutes. This person was quite fluid overloaded but with normal o2 sats, hypoxia and anoxia are not occuring.
Dr. Charles Burger
Internal Medicine - Pulmonary Critical Care 37 years experience
PH and Brain Injury: Pulmonary hypertension (ph) does not cause anoxic brain injury directly. The latter usually occurs after cardiopulmonary arrest but could be the result of critical illness associated with severe hypoxia and/or hypotension.
Dr. Eric Goodman
Radiology 28 years experience
Endocarditis: Anoxic brain injury can occur after cardiac arrest. The heart disease you mention could lead to cardiac arrest but you did not mention this in your history. I am concerned about endocarditis, infection of the heart valve, with history of mssa bacteremia.
Last updated Oct 3, 2016

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