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Tachypnoea

Overview

  • Respiratory rate greater then 20 breathes per minute.
    • Causes of Tachypnoea

    • Physiologic - during exercise or at high altitude
    • Anxiety
    • Metabolic acidosis - abdominal pathology, sepsis
    • Pulmonary embolism
    • Pneumonia
    • Asthma
    • Respiratory failure
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Associated Diseases
BETA

Associated Drugs
BETA

Inhalational General Anaesthetics
Thyroxine
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