Learn the five causes of hypoxemia, then review the relationship between the partial pressure of blood oxygen and barometric pressure at high altitudes.
In this lesson, Roger Seheult, MD discusses why pulmonary diffusion is a possible mechanism for hypoxemia, and explains the root cause of the issue.
Hypoventilation, which creates an increase of carbon dioxide in the body, is a mechanism for hypoxemia. Learn why in this lesson from MedCram.
Like hypoventilation, high altitude, and more, shunting is a mechanism for hypoxemia, or low oxygen in the blood. Learn all about shunts in this lesson.
V/Q mismatch is a common mechanism that produces hypoxemia. In this lesson, learn how the ratio of ventilation to perfusion in the lungs causes V/Q mismatch.
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