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Calculating Mean Pulmonary Artery Pressure
My echo showed normal heart and pulmonary artery pressures normal at 25-30mmoh isn't this too high?
Arteries are defined as blood vessels which carry blood away from the heart (to either the body or lungs). Arteries: higher pressure, thicker walls, stretch (pulse) with each heart contraction & deliver blood to the arterioles which control the flow to individual capillaries. Veins are blood vessels which carry blood from capillaries back to the heart (body to right heart; ...Read more
What does this mean Other Anomalies Of Pulmonary Artery And Pulmonary Circulation with collateral flow?
Partial description: That sounds like only part of a larger description? Anomalies usually refers to a congenital or birth defect. Collateral flow means blood is reaching its target tissue by alternate routes. Taken all together, my guess is: there is some congenital obstruction or diversion of blood from the right ventricle thru the lungs that, nonetheless, has found a way to get through.
What does this mean: ascending aorta at the level of the pulmonary artery bifurcation measures 2.5 x 2.3cm ap and transverse? Is this too big?
Not too big.: When is the ascending aorta too big? Depends on the aortic valve, how fast it is growing, underlying connective tissue disorder, symptoms, size of the patient, and, of corse, size of the aorta. Two and a half centimeters is not too big though.
I got my results back for my echocardiogram. It said unable to determine pulmonary artery systolic pressure. What does that mean?
25mm: 25mm is upper limit of normal.Get a more detailed answer ›
Anatomy lesson: The pulmonary artery is the vessel that carries blood from the right ventricle to the lungs where the blood is oxygenated. The vena cava are veins that drain blood into the right atrium from both the upper and lower halves of the body.
Different: The pulmonary and systemic circulations are different & therefore have different bps with pulmonary system being a lower pressure system.
Length: CVP catheter can not go beyond the right atrium and therefore it is less than 50 cm long. In contrast pulmonary artery catheter can go past the pulmonary artery and into the pulmonary capillaries and it is over 100cm long. In addition it has a balloon tip to facilitate the positioning of the catheter into the pulmonary artery via a peripheral vein.
Lines: A central line generally ends in the right atrium and a pulmonary artery line ends in the main pulmonary artery
Cpt pulm art embol: 33910.Get a more detailed answer ›
PDA: It occurs between descending thoracic aorta and PA. The descending thor aorta is well to the left of the right branch of the PA. I couldn't find a variant reported in the literature with involvement of the right PA branch. There may be an embryologic explanation but I didn't find it.
Pda: If there is a right sided aortic arch, there could be a PDA to the right pa branch, this would require several simultaneous congenital malformations which would have a very low probability.
Congenital defect: Tetralogy of fallot is a congenital defect of the heart in which the there is a hole in the ventricular septum (wall that separate the two ventricles) of the heart, overriding of the septal defect by the aorta and atresia of the pulmonary artery, it causes mixing of arterial blood with venous blood, therefore hypoxemia (low level of oxygen) to the general circulation, pulmonary HTN may occur.
One is dead: A ruptured pa is one of the fastest ways to die. I wouldn't worry about it. If you're coughing up blood, and it's not from a nosebleed, that's a medical urgency if not emergency, but it's probably not a pa rupture.
Pressures: Aorta : 120/80 pa: 25/12.Get a more detailed answer ›
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