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If someone had pulmonary hypertension and shortness of breath at rest, would you expect a fast HR and low oxygen sats? Or can they be normal ?

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Dr. Hirenkumar Italia
Urgent Care
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In brief: Pulmonary HTN

It does that.
Need to treat it. Please see cardiologist or Primary care physician.

In brief: Pulmonary HTN

It does that.
Need to treat it. Please see cardiologist or Primary care physician.
Dr. Hirenkumar Italia
Dr. Hirenkumar Italia
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Dr. Rex Mahnensmith
Internal Medicine

In brief: Pulm htn

Pulm HTN results most commonly from a primary lung disease, such as emphysema, vasculitis, fibrosis from scleroderma or sarcoidosis or chronic exposures to noxious substances, and these diseases typically impair oxygen uptake by the lung.
HR rises. Also, pulm htn restricts blood flow thru the pulm bed, so less blood per minute reaches the left heart chambers. The LV compensates by raising HR.

In brief: Pulm htn

Pulm HTN results most commonly from a primary lung disease, such as emphysema, vasculitis, fibrosis from scleroderma or sarcoidosis or chronic exposures to noxious substances, and these diseases typically impair oxygen uptake by the lung.
HR rises. Also, pulm htn restricts blood flow thru the pulm bed, so less blood per minute reaches the left heart chambers. The LV compensates by raising HR.
Dr. Rex Mahnensmith
Dr. Rex Mahnensmith
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