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A 17-year-old male asked:

oxygen saturation level during heart attack?

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Dr. William Walsh
Addiction Medicine 17 years experience
Varies: If the heart is still beating and the patients lungs haven't filled with edema, the saturation s can be normal near the heart... But if there is no forward flow from the heart (it is effectively not beating), the lungs rapidly fill with edema, the oxygen in the blood falls, and the patient dies.
Dr. Rada Ivanov
Pulmonary Critical Care 31 years experience
Low: Blood circulation is not good during a heart attack which makes it hard for air exchange.

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Last updated Oct 4, 2019

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