Low Blood Pressure Case Study

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Johns’s low blood pressure may cause due to the restriction of blood flow to the heart. John was initially diagnosed with spontaneous pneumothrax caused by several ruptured bleds. In cases of pneumothorax, it is common to experience tension pneumothorax. In tension pneumothorax, air gets into the pleural space and gets trapped there (Luh, 2010). As the pressure builds the lung collapeses and pushes major structures in the center of the chest. The shift in major structures causes the other lung to become compressed and affects the flow of blood returning to the heart (Luh. 2010). The lack of blood returning to the heart is why we see that John had such a low blood

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