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COPD (Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease)

Happy holidays and a question too.

01/14/2008

Question:

Can anyone explain about having an elevated venous po2, in general causes. Thank you.

Answer:

Elevated venous pO2 can result from increased blood flow to the tissues (increased cardiac output), or poor utilization of oxygen by the tissues (sometimes associated with serious illnesses). Also, congenital heart disease or defects in the heart septum could be associated with increased venous pO2.

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Response by:

Mahasti   Rittinger, RRT Mahasti Rittinger, RRT
Clinical Program Manager of Pulmonary, Allergy, Critical Care & Sleep
College of Medicine
The Ohio State University

Phillip T Diaz, MD Phillip T Diaz, MD
Professor of Pulmonary, Allergy, Critical Care & Sleep Medicine
College of Medicine
The Ohio State University