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What is the current recommendation concerning stagnant anoxia?

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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