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Why would you use oxygen therapy in stroke?

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Dr. Jay Rosenfeld
Physical & Rehabilitation Medicine
2 doctors agree

In brief: See below

Oxygen therapy specifically to treat a stroke is not effective.
The only reason to use oxygen therapy in the setting of a stroke is for a person with underlying lung or heart disease who is not absorbing enough oxygen in their blood. We can detect this with a device called a pulse oximeter.

In brief: See below

Oxygen therapy specifically to treat a stroke is not effective.
The only reason to use oxygen therapy in the setting of a stroke is for a person with underlying lung or heart disease who is not absorbing enough oxygen in their blood. We can detect this with a device called a pulse oximeter.
Dr. Jay Rosenfeld
Dr. Jay Rosenfeld
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Dr. Pavel Conovalciuc
Family Medicine
1 doctor agrees

In brief: To minimize damage

Oxygen therapy is supposed to increase the oxygen content in the blood as there is lack of oxygen delivery to the brain by an occluded vessel.
The lack of oxygen delivered results in neurons' death - stroke.

In brief: To minimize damage

Oxygen therapy is supposed to increase the oxygen content in the blood as there is lack of oxygen delivery to the brain by an occluded vessel.
The lack of oxygen delivered results in neurons' death - stroke.
Dr. Pavel Conovalciuc
Dr. Pavel Conovalciuc
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