Pulmonary Hypertension

Pulmonary Hypertension is a topic covered in the Pocket ICU Management.

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First Things First (assess & treat for the following)

  • Definition: mean pulmonary artery pressure >25 mmHg, systolic pulmonary pressure >35, diastolic pulmonary pressure >15
  • Determine cause. See below.
  • Avoid:
    • Hypoxemia
    • Hypercarbia
    • Acidosis
    • Hypothermia

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Last updated: April 29, 2010