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What causes low blood oxygen post surgery?

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Dr. Andrew Turrisi
Radiation Oncology 48 years experience
Hypoventilation: In doctorese, meaning not taking deep breaths and coughing, due to medication and because it hurts. This is why patients are hectored and incentive spirometers are used, due to concern of pneumonia and poor oxygenation.
Last updated Mar 31, 2019

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