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What does it mean if a high pressure alarm sounds on a mechanical ventilator?

What does it mean if a high pressure alarm sounds on a mechanical ventilator?

Occlusion: The high pressure alarm means there is an occlusion somewhere along the system of tubes that lead to the air sacs in the lungs. High pressure can be caused by the patient biting the endotracheal tube, secretions plugging the tube or the airways, bronchspasm, and many other causes. ...Read more

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Would could cause a high pressure alarm to sound on a ventilator?

Would could cause a high pressure alarm to sound on a ventilator?

many things: Many things can cause high pressure alarm to sound on the ventilator, including secretions in the tube or lungs, pt fighting ventilator (trying to breathe out when ventilator is pushing air in), pt biting on tube, poor lung compliance, poor chest wall compliance. ...Read more

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What to do if I have high pressure readings, does this automatically mean What to do if I have glaucoma?

What to do if I have high pressure readings, does this automatically mean What to do if I have glaucoma?

Ocular hypertension: Some people have elevated eye pressures and never develop glaucoma. This is call ocular hypertension. Treating patients with very high pressures has been shown to decrease the risk of developing glaucoma damage. If you have glaucoma--nerve damage with vision loss- you will be treated with drops to lower pressure. ...Read more

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What can high diastolic pressure mean?

What can high diastolic pressure mean?

Needs evaluation: High blood pressure either systolic or diastolic needs evaluation and treatment to prevent complications such as stroke, heart attack, or kidney damage. ...Read more

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My blood pressure is150 over 90 is that normalor high? What does that mean?

My blood pressure is150 over 90 is that normalor high? What does that mean?

Too high: Not an emergency but see your doc within the next few days. Many causes, some can be treated by diet, weight loss and exercise. Others will require med Rx. The rarer causes may actually be curable. ...Read more

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What does blood pressure mean when the top number is normal, but the bottom number is high?

What does blood pressure mean when the top number is normal, but the bottom number is high?

Stiff Vessels: Firstly, the most common scenario is inaccurate measurement. But if that's not the case, it could indicate stiff arteries. There are, however, many explanations. If this is a regular finding, talk to your cardiologist about it. ...Read more

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What does it mean if the top number is high on a blood pressure reading but not the bottom number?

What does it mean if the top number is high on a blood pressure reading but not the bottom number?

Systolic htn: The top number high is systolic hypertension means need anti inflammatory meds - take essential fatty acids and lower red meat will reduce bp. ...Read more

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What does high pulmonary pressure mean?

What does high pulmonary pressure mean?

Well: It means that the pressure between your right side of your heart and the left side is higher than expected. These are the vessels that run through the lungs. There are many causes of pulmonary hypertension however and many ways to treat it. A cardiologist can best order the tests, make the diagnosis and offer treatment. Sleep apnea has become a common cause of this due to obesity. ...Read more

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