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What's the point of pulse oximetry if you can have O2 sats between 97-100% and still have breathing issues?
Please explain if it is possible to use a pulse oximetry to check oxygent saturation for someone who inhaled carbon monoxide?
Not infection: Using pulse oximetry will not show a real oxygen saturation of the hemoglobin. Co binds to hemoglobin more avidly than oxygen, shifts the saturation curve to the left as what is measured is occupied hemoglobin (reduced) even if the co is the one occupying it. It is best to use the abg. ...Read more
Thin skinned.: The mechanics are such that the skin on the toes, and even the ears, is translucent enough to allow the infrared light of the oximeter to easily pass through the skin and assess the underlying vessels. ...Read more
Aterial blood gas normal, chest X-ray normal, bloodwork normal, pulse oximetry 98-99%, lung function test normal still feel like I can't breathe?! help!
Go see your DR for: Check up and an ekg. It could be a sign of heart conduction abnormality, poor pumping of the heart, low thyroid function or could be normal for a very efficient heart of an athletic person. Take care! ...Read more
Not necessarily: Diastolic measurement is likely inaccurate with ambulatory machine so follow the systolic measurement. ...Read more
At my 6yo daughters physical her bp was 82/63 and pulse 100. Is this considered too low for bp? She was sitting. Is pulse too high? I have POTS
Within normal limits: If her height is within range her values are normal for her age and sex. Her heart rate is also within the normal range for age. These vital signs noted during office visits for children can vary due to anxiety about the visit. Her doctor has the benefit of comparing her current values with her previous measurements. If your child has no symptoms & her MD has expressed no concerns, do not worry. ...Read more
Not necessarily: Wrist pulses may or may not correlate with blood pressure. How a pulse feels to the fingers is affected by many factors. Blood pressure is more accurately measured on the upper arm. Wrist BP monitors are helpful but they really need to be verified with more accurate means. ...Read more
No: It is hard to rule out a pulmonary embolism based simply on the pulse oximitry. In fact, major pulmonary emboli in someone with normal lungs may show a normal pulse ox. A blood gas, a blood test, and several types of scans are much more accurate at determining perfusion problems. ...Read more
I checked my blood pressure today and it was 122/59 and pulse was 89. Is / 59 on blood pressure too low?
I'm 56 yrs old on 20mg bystolic (nebivolol) and amolopine my bloid pressure is 116/61 pulse 58 is this low?
Low pulse rate. I am 37. Not in great shape. At rest it gets. Down in the low 50s bpm. Should I be concerned?
Sign of health: Actually, even though you consider yourself to be not in great shape, the slow pulse suggests you're better than you think. Heartrate is regulated by need and during rest, a slow hr is entirely normal so long as your metabolic need is normal as yours obviously is. A rapid resting rate is much more ominous. ...Read more
My pulse has been 50 last two day and I haven't even taken my propranolol. Should I still take it even though so low?
Talk to your doc: Contact your physician as soon as possible before your consider taking another dose or stopping it. ...Read more
Is blood pressure 104/65 too low pulse is 65 do I need to get my med dose lowered I do feel fine. I been losing little weight?
What med are you Tak: What kind of BP Medication are you taking? ...Read more
My BP and pulse has been high in the morning and normal to low at night with chest pain at night does this mean something or no?
One month ago I had a iton level of 12, im taking iton tablets for it can low iron be causibg my high pulse rate especially with activity.
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