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Nursing Diagnosis For Pulmonary Hypertension
A blood pressure reading has two numbers: a systolic blood pressure and a diastolic blood pressure. The systolic blood pressure is the maximum pressure the blood exerts on the vessels when the heart is beating. The diastolic blood pressure is the pressure the blood exerts on the vessels in between heartbeats. Hypertension, or high blood pressure, begins when the systolic blood pressure remains above 140 or when the diastolic blood pressure remains above 90. Hypertension can be a result of increased blood flow through vessels or increased resistance to ...Read more
Depends: Usually, CHF pts will need to be treated daily for life but there are exceptions depending on the cause of the chf, the severity of the symptoms, and whther there were extraneous factors that caused a flare of symptoms. Please note: if this is about you, chewing tobacco is very dangerous in the presence of CHF (can precipitate dangerous arrhythmias). ...Read more
Pulmonary stenosis: Patients with pulmonary valve stenosis generally receive one of three management strategies, depending upon severity of symptoms and degree of stenosis as well as how abnormal the valve itself is: one, balloon valvuloplasty, consists of opening the valve through a catheter inserted into the heart; two, involves surgical to repair/replace valve; third, continued monitoring until intervention needed. ...Read more
Is a Octostim (DDAVP) test for bleeding issues contraindicated in a patient with mild pulmonary hypertension requering notreatment?
Test with caution: DDAVP (desmopressin) is contraindicated in patients with known allergy, kidney failure or low sodium levels. It is known to cause fluctuations in your BP and a decrease in sodium levels. It should be used with caution in patients with cystic fibrosis, heart failure as they are prone to sudden drops in sodium. If your pulmonary hypertension is not related to any of the above, then you can proceed with caution. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Consult doctor: This issue is too complicated to be discussed in this forum. It is certainly not an issue for self treatment. Please consult your doctor who knows rest of your health history. ...Read more
My father is diagnosed with idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis, copd, polycythemia and cronic asthmatic bronchitis. Is he a candidate for lung transplant?
Lung transplant: Other factors are considered too, as age, general health, other chronic diseases, the original lung disease and whether it can recur in the transplanted lung, your father needs to be evaluated in a tertiary care hospital, either a university or a teaching hospital, better if they have a transplant program, wish you wellness ...Read more
Is pulmonary arterial hypertension more of a respiratory or cardiac condition. How can I assist my gp to determine if pah exists.
Debated: There are multiple medications available to treat pulmonary hypertension. Most of these function to cause vasodilation (relaxation of the blood vessels of the lungs). It is debated which class of medications work best for pulmonary hypertension. I personally feel that combinations of medications seem to be the very best therapy. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
See a specialist: You need to be very closely monitored by a high-risk obstetrician and maternal fetal medicine specialist. They will need to coordinate your care very carefully with your cardiologist/endocrinologist and good communication of these team members is essential. You will need frequent visits. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Palliative care question: good reference guideline for end-stage COPD clinical/functional markers for poor response to CPR, and should recommend DNR?
COPD and DNR: I recommend going to uptodate and review what their recommendations are. This is the best source of good medical information I have found. When you read the sections on these issues you can also click on the reference to see the cited reference. ...Read more
Any recommendations for an excellent pulmonary critical care doctor for a elderly person with aspiration pneumonia in largo/clearwater fl?
Would pulmonary hypertension cause a restrictive pattern on spirometry (fvc = 50% of expected for age).
The other way around: Can be the case, as in restrictive lung disease leading to pulmonary hypertension. But in your case, where it is suspected to be a neuromuscular form of lung disease, this much less commonly leads to pulmonary hypertension than other restrictive causes like pulmonary fibrosis ...Read more
Study materials: This site is designed to answer questions about medical questions from the public. Your instructors will expect you to study your references and acquire the jargon they use in your nursing studies. It is important that you do so as they will know if you don't. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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