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What increases my risk for stagnant anoxia?

Diana Meeks
Diana Meeks on behalf of Sigma Nursing
Family Practitioner

Heart disease, asthma, and emphysema all increase your risk for stagnant anoxia. There is a risk of stagnant anoxia with any surgical procedure that requires general anesthesia. People who travel to high altitudes or are exposed to extremely cold temperatures also run a greater risk of this condition. Although stagnant anoxia is not common, it can occur at any age.

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