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COPD (Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease)

Blood Gases

07/08/2010

Question:

MY MOTHER HAS COPD HER BLOOD GASES OFF OF OXYGEN WERE 6.2% WHAT DOES THIS MEAN HER LAST READING WAS TWOMONTHS AGO AND WAS 10.1 AND SHE WAS ASKED IF SHE GOES INTO HEART FAILURE WOULD SHE WANT A DNR ON RECORD DOES THIS MEAN THAT LIFE EXPECTANCY IS SHORT

Answer:

Thank you for visiting NetWellness. Unfortunately, you have not provided enough information for us to be able to provide you with an answer. If you could submit a more specific question, we would be happy to try to answer it.

We would also encourage you to discuss your questions with your mother's healthcare providers for more specific answers regarding her particular situation. 

Please accept our best wishes.

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Response by:

Amy L Pope-Harman, MD Amy L Pope-Harman, MD
Clinical Associate Professor of Pulmonary, Allergy, Critical Care & Sleep
College of Medicine
The Ohio State University