An old patient with dyspnea, is the arterial blood gas analysis normal?
Last update: Monday, 23 Dec 2019 at 23:09
A 85 years old patient, 1.8 meters tall, 80kg, male, reporting dyspnea on exertion, without smoking history or findings on physical examination, had an arterial blood gas analysis as part of the diagnostic investigation and found the following values:
Which of the following disorders is more consistent with the picture above?
a) Mild alveolar hypoventilation
b) Values within the normal range
c) Mild hypoxic respiratory failure
d) Abnormal increase in alveolar-arterial difference
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