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What is the link between carbon monoxide poisoning and strokes?
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Dr. Julian Bragg
Neurology
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In brief: Poor oxygen supply
Carbon dioxide causes its toxic effects by reducing the ability of the blood to carry oxygen.
In areas of the brain that are affected by poor blood flow (by atherosclerosis, etc), further reducing oxygen delivery can lead to a stroke.

In brief: Poor oxygen supply
Carbon dioxide causes its toxic effects by reducing the ability of the blood to carry oxygen.
In areas of the brain that are affected by poor blood flow (by atherosclerosis, etc), further reducing oxygen delivery can lead to a stroke.
Dr. Julian Bragg
Dr. Julian Bragg
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In brief: Interferes with O2
Carbon monoxide (co) binds to hemoglobin to form carboxyhemoglobin.
Hemoglobin is the protein in red blood cells that carries oxygen (o2) to our tissues. However, co binds more tightly than o2 and thus reduces oxygen delivery to tissues. It takes very little co to use up much of the oxygen carrying capacity. Without o2, nerve cells, which are very active, die quickly, like a stroke.

In brief: Interferes with O2
Carbon monoxide (co) binds to hemoglobin to form carboxyhemoglobin.
Hemoglobin is the protein in red blood cells that carries oxygen (o2) to our tissues. However, co binds more tightly than o2 and thus reduces oxygen delivery to tissues. It takes very little co to use up much of the oxygen carrying capacity. Without o2, nerve cells, which are very active, die quickly, like a stroke.
Dr. Darren Gitelman
Dr. Darren Gitelman
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