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Dr. James Dukelow
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Respiratory System (Definition)

The respiratory system consists of all organs in the body related to breathing including the nose, mouth, trachea and lungs. All four of these are ...Read more


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Can a cardiac arrest cause respiratory failure?

Can a cardiac arrest cause respiratory failure?

Yes...: Cardiac arrest means that the heart is no longer beating. When the heart stops, breathing also stops, called a respiratory arrest. However, a person can stop breathing even though their heart is still beating; the reverse cannot be true! ...Read more

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Cardiac arrest v.S.Respiratory failure, what's the difference?

Cardiac arrest v.S.Respiratory failure, what's the difference?

See below: This refers in general to what the primary underlying problem is. Cardiac arrest means that the main problem was the heart, whereas respiratory failure suggests that the main problem was the lungs. ...Read more

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What can a monitor do to help detect respiratory and cardiac arrest in a preemie?

What can a monitor do to help detect respiratory and cardiac arrest in a preemie?

See below: It literally detects the stopping of respirations or heartbeat. I assume you mean the monitor in the hospital. If you are talking about the house video cams, then nothing. ...Read more

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How does the cardiac system and the respiratory system depend on each other?

How does the cardiac system and the respiratory system depend on each other?

interdependent: If you don't breathe, your heart will stop. If your heart doesn't pump, your can't breathe. For a more complete answer, there are excellent textbooks available on cardiac ; pulmonary physiology. ...Read more

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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?

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

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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?

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 more

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Is pulmonary arterial hypertension more of a respiratory or cardiac condition. How can I assist my gp to determine if pah exists.

Is pulmonary arterial hypertension more of a respiratory or cardiac condition. How can I assist my gp to determine if pah exists.

Both: The heart and lungs are closely aligned and PAH is a condition of both. To determine your pulmonary artery pressure non-invasively, ask your GP to order an echocardiogram with that specific indication (so the tech will be sure to make the appropriate measurements). ...Read more

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How does coronary heart disease affect the respiratory system?

How does coronary heart disease affect the respiratory system?

It doesn't: Unless the chd has progressed to the point that the heart is failing. Then the lungs become congested with fluid (from the backpressure of a failing heart - also called "congestive heart failure"). The cardinal symptom is breathlessness. ...Read more

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My new job requires being sprayed with pepper spray. Is this safe for someone with triple coronary heart disease and respiratory problems?

May not be: This will depend on the severity of your coronary artery disease and your pulmonary disease. If unsure, better not to risk it. Check with the doctor that knows tour condition. ...Read more

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Dr. Barbara Lavi
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Cardiac (Definition)

Cardiac translates literally to "heart, " and any place the term is seen, such ...Read more


Dr. Thomas Inwood
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Respiratory (Definition)

Pertaining to the work of breathing done by the chest ...Read more