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Having shortness of breath, high pulse rate and low BP. What should be the treatment?

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My wife is 28 years old having short breath, high pulse rate(100+) and low BP (60/90). what will be the treatment?
Posted Sat, 17 Nov 2012 in General Health
Answered by Dr. Jonas Sundarakumar 2 hours later
Hello and welcome to Healthcare Magic. Thanks for your query.

The first step would be a proper evaluation to find out the cause of her symptoms. These symptoms could sometimes be indicative of a cardiac problem and hence, need to be taken seriously and investigated thoroughly. Further treatment will depend upon the diagnosis.

She will need a complete physical examination, including a cardiac examination (to look for any any heart murmurs, arrythmias, etc.). In addition, she will also need blood investigations like hemoglobin, complete blood profile (including an anaemia work-up), liver and kidney function tests, an ECG and a chest X-ray.

So, please take her to a hospital for a thorough evaluation.

Best wishes,
Dr. Jonas Sundarakumar
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