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Why would a patients pulse rate increase when they're having an asthma attack?

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Dr. Rada Ivanov
Internal Medicine - Pulmonary Critical Care
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In brief: See below

Because they can't breathe well, they are hypoxic and the heart compensates by beating faster to get more blood volume through the lungs in the hope of getting it better oxygenated.

In brief: See below

Because they can't breathe well, they are hypoxic and the heart compensates by beating faster to get more blood volume through the lungs in the hope of getting it better oxygenated.
Dr. Rada Ivanov
Dr. Rada Ivanov
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Dr. James Ferguson
Pediatrics

In brief: Stress response

When faced with the onset of difficulty, the stress response of the body kicks in.
The adrenal glands kick in some cortisol & epinephrine.The Epinephrine will raise the heart rate.

In brief: Stress response

When faced with the onset of difficulty, the stress response of the body kicks in.
The adrenal glands kick in some cortisol & epinephrine.The Epinephrine will raise the heart rate.
Dr. James Ferguson
Dr. James Ferguson
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