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What Is The Difference Between Venous Blood Pressure And Arterial Blood Pressure
See Below: Venous blood pressure is in the venous system and usually should not exceed 5-8 mmhg. The venous system takes de-oxygneated blood back to the heart. Arterial blood pressure is in the arteries, ie taking oxygen to the body, and is usually more than 70 mmhg for the diastolic and 130mmhg for the systolic. ...Read more
Arteries are defined as blood vessels which carry blood away from the heart (to either the body or lungs). Arteries: higher pressure, thicker walls, stretch (pulse) with each heart contraction & deliver blood to the arterioles which control the flow to individual capillaries. Veins are blood vessels which carry blood from capillaries back to the heart (body to right heart; ...Read more
Capillaries are situated between the arteries and veins and capillary blood does have characteristics half between the arterial and venous blood.
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Difficult delivery: These tests are used to help predict how difficult the delivery was for the baby. Any difficult delivery will often have cord gases taken; if baby is showing signs of distress, then an arterial blood gas from baby may be taken as well. ...Read more
Whay you measure: When you take your BP either at home or in one of those automated pharmacy units it is measuring the systolic (heart contracting and arteries) as well as diastolic in the arterial system not in your veins but your arteries. The vessels that carry blood from the heart to the body ...Read more
Please explain why is pulmonary arterial blood pressure less than systemic arterial blood pressure?
Depends on situation: Normally the Sphygmomanometer is used to take a blood pressure, which may or may not use a stethoscope. It is accurate, as long as there is no blockage and there is no condition to cause the arteries to narrow. Arterial monitoring using a catheter is certainly more accurate, but also subject to the same limitations of artifact, but is used in conditions with critically ill patients. ...Read more
Pressure/volume: Low pressures are usually associated with low pulse volumes ...Read more
Leg swelling between my knee and calf in my left leg. Inside of leg only. Venous doppler&arterial blood flow study both negative. No heart disease. Ideas?
Popliteal cyst: This could be a popliteal cyst (baker's) cyst. This comes from behind the knee and can sometimes leak fluid into the calf. ...Read more
Hard to say: The fetus has low oxygen levels compared to the rest of us for the duration of the pregnancy. Any lab value must be put in context with what is happening. How low, for how long and with what other abnormalities provides a better predictive value. For some premi's, they try to keep it in a lower zone to help prevent eye damage caused by too high oxygen levels while the eyes are developing. ...Read more
2 weeks ago my blood pH level was -11 the doc tried to take arterial blood gases but couldn't. He was confused by -11 pH level. What could cause it?
PH: PH range runs only from 0 (very acidic) to 14 (very basic/alkali). The body's normal pH is right around 7.35ish. I am confused by the -11 reading as well as there is no such possibility to have that as a result. Maybe it was a result of equipment malfunction, or an error message by the computer ...Read more
Less O2 delivery: High o2 affinity HGB (leftward shift in o2 saturation curve) means it requires a higher partial pressure of o2 to achieve the same o2 saturation. The HGB is more tightly bound to o2 and less is delivered to the tissues. More o2 will be necessary to adequately deliver oxygen to the tissues. ...Read more
Mearsurment: THe sampling of blood from an artery gives the tester a clue as to how much oxygen your cells are carrying, the level of Co2 to see if respiration and acid base balance is in check. ABG is often performed during asthma to see the pulmonary status and whn one is on a ventilatr to breathe. It can ensure the ventilator is producing enough ventialtion ...Read more
Blood oxygen test.: An abg is a test that measures the oxygen tension, carbon dioxide, and acidity (ph) of blood taken from an artery. It is used to determine how well the blood is being oxygenated and how well gas exchange is occuring. This information is vital when caring for patients with critical illness or respiratory disease. ...Read more
I am not sure what context you are asking about. The questions is very ambiguous. What specifically prompts this question?
But, blood gases tell the medical team how well the oxygen and carbon dioxide balance is being maintained in the body. It can tell how the fragile balance of being acidic or basic is in a sick person. It is used in many instances in the hospital with very ill patients. ...Read more
A bit: Arteries are more muscular than veins and have a higher pressure inside. The arterial stick is not much different from a venous blood draw but it has to be held with pressure plus have a pressure dressing afterward. ...Read more
Difficult: Interpreting blood gas results requires a thorough knowledge of respiratory physiology, metabolic alterations, changes due to body making compensation for the abnormalities and effect of various interventions. Arterial blood gas results is not something to be interpreted by a lay person. ...Read more
Yes: As the name implies, an arterial blood gas is when they check your gas levels (oxygen and carbon dioxide) from the blood in your arteries. Therefore, you must be stuck with a needle in your artery (usually the radial artery for an adult). The only time you wouldn't be stuck for it is if you already have a special IV line (arterial line) in place — but then your most likely in the icu. ...Read more
To avoid ischemia: Allen test is done to ensure that dual arterial blood supply to the hand is intact. If both and radial and ulner arteries are not intact and if the remaining artery is damaged it could disable the hand, therefore allen test is essential to ensure adequate blood supply to the hand in case of injury to the artery from which blood may be drawn. ...Read more
What are arterial blood gases? My doctor said he doesn't like the look of my arterial blood gases. What are these and what could that mean?
What does it mean when my arterial blood gasses are floo2 21.00, pH 7.43, pco2 35.0, po2 85.0, hco3 23.0, be-0, 4, hb0295.0, hbco1, 7, ca02 vol16.70, aa020.
Basically normal.: The concern would be if the abg was drawn while you are breathing very hard — that means you have to work extra hard to achieve normal ventilation. ...Read more
Measure CO level: An arterial blood gas measures the blood pH (normal 7.40), po2 (partial pressure of oxygen), pco2, partial pressure of co2 and the bicarbonate (sodium bicarbonate) level is calculated. Smoking increases carboxyhemoglobin level with carbon monoxide binding to the hemoglobin displacing oxygen. The po2 is unaffected by carbon monoxide but the hemoglobin delivers carbon monoxide (a poison) to tissues instead of oxygen. ...Read more
Blood pressure is a measurement of the force placed on the blood vessels and is comprised of the "systolic" pressure (the top number on a blood pressure meter) which is the peak pressure when the heart is pumping, and the "diastolic" pressure (the bottom number on a blood pressure meter) which is the pressure during the resting phase ...Read more
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