Get your health question answered instantly from our pool of 18000+ doctors from over 80 specialties
185 Doctors Online

By proceeding, I accept the Terms and Conditions

Dr. Andrew Rynne
Dr. Andrew Rynne

Family Physician

Exp 50 years

HCM Blog Instant Access to Doctors
HCM BlogQuestions Answered
HCM Blog Satisfaction

What causes high heart rate and low oxygen saturation levels?

ar old has audible stridor and losing ability to speak clearly. Respiratory rate of 36 breaths per minute, maximal use of accessory muscles and oxygen saturation of 90% despite supplemental oxygen at 10 litres per minute. His heart rate is 132 and skin is pale, cool and moist. The pathophysiological changes that are occurring in this client and why his oxygen saturation is 90%? Why would he need immediate treatment? Why the heart rate has increased in relation to the fall in oxygen saturation
Thu, 27 Dec 2018
Report Abuse
General & Family Physician 's  Response

If symptoms persist, it is better to consult a physician and get evaluated. A detailed evaluation is required to rule out possible causes like cardiac arrhythmia.

Hope I have answered your query. Let me know if I can assist you further.

Take care

Dr Shinas Hussain, General & Family Physician
I find this answer helpful
Disclaimer: These answers are for your information only and not intended to replace your relationship with your treating physician.
This is a short, free answer. For a more detailed, immediate answer, try our premium service [Sample answer]
Share on

Related questions you may be interested in

doctor1 MD

My daughter had a lesion removed with general anestesia. Her oxygen saturation was low and heart rate high. We were released when her heart rate...