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Cardiovascular Physiology Concepts

Richard E. Klabunde, PhD

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Hypoxemia

 

Hypoxemia, or reduced oxygen in the blood, can be caused by:

  1. Low partial pressure of atmospheric oxygen (e.g., high altitudes)
  2. Inadequate pulmonary ventilation (e.g., chronic obstructive pulmonary disease)
  3. Carbon monoxide poisoning
  4. Reduced hemoglobin content in erythrocytes
  5. Decreased hematocrit

Revised 04/16/2007

 

DISCLAIMER: These materials are for educational purposes only, and are not a source of medical decision-making advice.