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Doctor insights on: Causes Of Central Venous Pressure

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How can one decrease central venous pressure?

How can one decrease central venous pressure?

CVP: Central venous pressure (CVP) is generally measured in a large vein returning blood to the heart or estimated on physical examination by pressure waves seen in the jugular vein in the neck. It often reflects intravascular volume and/or right heart pressure. Depending on the cause your physician may recommend sodium and fluid restriction and/or diuretic therapy. You should discuss w/ your doctor. ...Read more

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If you have high central venous pressure, blood pressure are you bad off?

Find out why...: Generally there are reasons for having high central venous pressure such as congestive heart failure, pulmonary hypertension, lung disease, valvular disease or hole in the heart. It is important to know why you are having high central venous pressure. Please discuss with your doctor. ...Read more

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Diastolic pressure, systolic and central venous pressure (cvp). What does it all mean?

Diastolic pressure, systolic and central venous pressure (cvp). What does it all mean?

Arteries and veins: Systolic pressure is the pressure in your artery during during cardiac contraction as blood rapidly flows into the arteries . It measures to certain degree the elasticity of the vessel . Diastolic pressure is the pressure after contraction when no active flow is going and measures the resting tone of the artery . CVP is the venous pressure closest to the heart or the vena cavae. ...Read more

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How is cardiac output regulates central venous pressure?

How is cardiac output regulates central venous pressure?

Starling mechanism: You mean how does venous pressure regulate cardiac output.similar to the Starling mechanism-by increasing pre load. Up to a certain point cardiac output is directionally proportional to venous pressure assuming that everything else is the same such as the after load or cardiac contractility ...Read more

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Is it safe to administer electrolytes and medications in a central venous line?

Is it safe to administer electrolytes and medications  in a central venous line?

Yes, however: In hospital, nurses usually check on compatibility of medicines if have to be infused together. Any medicine that could be given IV could be given via a central line. Of course, medicines that are to be given only as im (shot), cannot be given via central line. Infusing meds and lytes via central lines requires specification of rate of infusion depending on the agent and dose to be used. ...Read more

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Heaviness/pressure after eatin...Mostly on the upper central adbdomen...Other symp: fullness, pressure, discomfort...No pain. What could cause?"

Heaviness/pressure after eatin...Mostly on the upper central adbdomen...Other symp: fullness, pressure, discomfort...No pain. What could cause?"

Many possibilities: Acid reflux, peptic ulcer disease, & gall bladder or bile duct disease would top the list. Other causes: functional esophageal disorder, achalasia, non-ulcer dyspepsia, malignancy, and atypical presentation of coronary disease would be considered. You need evaluation and testing to get an accurate diagnosis leading to appropriate treatment. ...Read more

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What is a central venous catheter?

What is a central venous catheter?

Intravenous access: Where the small catheter stops in a big vein in the center of your chest. This vein is the superior vena cava. ...Read more

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How do you insert a central venous catheter? With local?

How do you insert a central venous catheter? With local?

Yes: Local anesthesia is frequently used to numb the skin overlying where the catheter will be inserted. ...Read more

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Is there benefit for calculating IV fluids via a central venous catheter?

Is there benefit for calculating IV fluids via a central venous catheter?

Of course: Iv fluids are a precise form of treatment. Every dose of treatment has to have a rational reason. Medicine is scientific. ...Read more