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Cardiac And Respiratory Arrest
My respiratory rate is 18 and HS CRP is 6.8. Is this indicative of a cardiac issue or is it a sign of an infection?
Neither: A respiratory rate if 18 is not impressive unless there are more significant symptoms. The CRP value may be normal depending on the test used to measure it ...Read more
After multiple respiratory, cardiac, and other organ tests, pulmonary fibrosis was ruled out as cause for my sob. Reduction of propranolol usage has helped somewhat, but not completely. What next?
Reduce completely?: So you've had a thorough investigation, all of which has been negative so far. Reducing your propanolol has helped but not completely. I'd venture to ask why not stop it completely then and replace w/another blood pressure medication. Surely there are others you can take that won't affect your breathing! if you need a rate limiting agent, consider Diltiazem or verapamil, which won't affect lungs. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Is pulmonary arterial hypertension more of a respiratory or cardiac condition. How can I assist my gp to determine if pah exists.
My new job requires being sprayed with pepper spray. Is this safe for someone with triple coronary heart disease and respiratory problems?
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