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Why does pulmonary embolism cause your increased heart rate?

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Dr. Mithil Gajera
Critical Care
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In brief: Stress

Pul. Embolism is a kind of obstructing shock.
So it decrease blood to of side of heart and that decrease blood pressure sometime. Body defense to this is to increase heart rate. It also increase stress on rt side of heart.

In brief: Stress

Pul. Embolism is a kind of obstructing shock.
So it decrease blood to of side of heart and that decrease blood pressure sometime. Body defense to this is to increase heart rate. It also increase stress on rt side of heart.
Dr. Mithil Gajera
Dr. Mithil Gajera
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Dr. Sue Ferranti
Internal Medicine
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In brief: Compensation...

Pulmonary embolism, pe, results in decreased oxygen in your blood.
In order to deliver more oxygen to the vital organs, the heart rate increases in an effort to compensate for the low amount of oxygen in the blood.

In brief: Compensation...

Pulmonary embolism, pe, results in decreased oxygen in your blood.
In order to deliver more oxygen to the vital organs, the heart rate increases in an effort to compensate for the low amount of oxygen in the blood.
Dr. Sue Ferranti
Dr. Sue Ferranti
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