Ventilatory failure; Respiratory failure; Acidosis - respiratory
Symptoms may include:
- Easy fatigue
- Shortness of breath
Signs and tests
blood gas(measures levels of oxygen and carbon dioxide in the blood; in respiratory acidosis, the level of carbon dioxide is too high) Chest x-ray Pulmonary function test
Review Date: 08/08/2009
Reviewed By: David C. Dugdale, III, MD, Professor of Medicine, Division of General Medicine, Department of Medicine, University of Washington School of Medicine. Also reviewed by David Zieve, MD, MHA, Medical Director, A.D.A.M., Inc.