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What causes low blood oxygen post surgery?

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Dr. Andrew Turrisi
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In brief: 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.

In brief: 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.
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