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Oxygen Level Chart
About one month ago I had a second PE incident. My ER chart showed my oxygen levels were at 67% when I was admitted. Are there longterm impacts?
2nd PE: Hello, a very complex affair, and many repeated clots to the lung place you a risk for sudden death from large pulmonary embolus and then over time, pulmonary hypertension and RIGHT heart failure. IT IS IMPERATIVE THAT YOU DO NOT SMOKE AND TAKE HORMONES LIKE BCP OR HRT. Pse ensure that your doc has done full coagulation studies, and someone needs to discuss the need for long term anti-coagulation. ...Read more
Possibly he is: Retaining co2. If your dad has COPD and has been given a lot of supplemental oxygen in an effort to increase his oxygen saturation (spo2) he may not have enough respiratory drive to blow off the co2 independently and develop co2 narcosis causing him to be unresponsive. In these patients, we often use non-invasive positive pressure (bi-pap) to help patients as an alternative to mechanical vent. ...Read more
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