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cardiac arrhythmias would there be

58 year old male, pale, cough for a year  with yellow blood tinged sputum, pale, has been losing weight, a "wasted" appearance, dull ache on left side of chest. dyspneic,  HR 98  BP 100/78  RR 22 Temp 101.2  pulse ox 86%. positive tilt test.  what cardiac arrhythmias should I expet to see
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Hello,

This sounds serious.

We're not doctors, but in my opinion, this doesn't seem cardiac related. It seems to be a problem with your lungs. You do have fever and it seems you have a lung infection. 86% ox sat is really low and a sign that your lungs aren't functioning well oxygenating the blood.

Heart rate may be elevated due to fever. Again, in my opinion (not being a health care professional) you need to treat your lung infection as soon as possible. It seems like severe pneumonia, but only your doctor can tell. The yellow/blood sputum and the left side chest pain makes my suspection stronger.

Go see a doctor/pulmonologist as soon as you can.
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I'm confused as to why a tilt table test was ordered before a chest x-ray!
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Thank you for your input, I'm not sure if it's pneumonia or TB, but I guess I should have made it clearer when I posted, this is a hypothetical, not actual case.
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Hypthetical case?  are you serious??!!!

If you need to cheat on your homework please don't waste our time.  This board isn't for tutoring, it's for actual patient support.
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It's not a matter of cheating on homework, it's trying to prepare for a worse case scenario that could possibly occur.
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positive tilt table test for what? there's a ton of reasons why the TTT would be positive - what symptoms?

as for arrhythmia's - why would any of this be related to the heart? who can say what you can 'expect' to see - our hearts are weird and each wired differently

do you smoke?

if this is a serious post, please find one of the open expert forums so a doctor can reply and get  you some help
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