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normal oxygen saturation levels in copd

A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michelle Zetoony
17 years experience in Sleep Medicine
Anything above 90%: > or equal to 90% is normal. This is related to the hemoglobin oxygen dissociation curve. There is a certain percentage of oxygen saturation befo ... Read More

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A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Christopher Abel
25 years experience in Pediatrics
Depends: Av canal defects are a cluster of seperate defects. The oxygen saturation would depend on which defect is present and to what degree.
A 50-year-old member asked:
Dr. Faisal Qureshi
27 years experience in Pediatric Surgery
Normal: I believe you are talking about newborns with a pectus who is on the ventilator. If this is the case, the saturation should be normal 99%, unless ther ... Read More
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A 24-year-old male asked:
Dr. Gregg Vagner
23 years experience in Hand Surgery
Close to 100: The closer to 100, the better. Most consider optimal above 92.
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A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Azmat Qayyum
32 years experience in Pulmonary Critical Care
Yes: People with different conditions can have normal oxygen saturation but could have difficulty breathing . Asthma. Copd. Pulmonary. Embolism etc.
A 47-year-old female asked:
Dr. Hesham Hassaballa
21 years experience in Pulmonary Critical Care
Many things : Many causes can give someone dyspnea, ranging from the benign to the deadly, and all with a normal oxygen sat. Best thing is to see your doctor about ... Read More
A 24-year-old male asked:
Dr. Richard Horak ii
26 years experience in Internal Medicine
Short of breath : Hard to tell. Need to see a doc and get labs, chest xray and an exam. Young for CHF. That's where one would start.
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A 25-year-old male asked:
Dr. Bradford Romans
36 years experience in Internal Medicine
Bad reflux can: cause shortness of breath and can present similar to acute asthma.The acid from the stomach goes up and out the esophagus and down the trachea into th ... Read More
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A 34-year-old female asked:
Dr. Joseph Shen
30 years experience in Cardiac Electrophysiology
It may be the heart!: You need to have your heart checked by a good cardiologist. The best test for you is a session of multifunction cardiogram. It is accurate, affordable ... Read More
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A 57-year-old male asked:
Dr. Randi Leggett
39 years experience in Internal Medicine
It : It depends on what rhythm the ekg showed. Patients with COPD get all kinds of odd heart rhythms, some need to be corrected and some do not. Some, lik ... Read More
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