What is the current recommendation concerning stagnant anoxia?

Diana Meeks
Diana Meeks on behalf of Sigma Nursing
Family Practitioner

The current recommendation concerning stagnant anoxia is to seek immediate medical attention. This condition is considered a possibly life-threatening medical emergency. Generally, the first thing medical professionals do is put a person on pure oxygen and try to restore oxygen flow to whatever organs or tissues have been deprived. If oxygen is cut off to the brain for even a few minutes, brain cells will begin to die. Stagnant anoxia can lead to permanent brain damage, coma, and even death.

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