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What increases my risk for stagnant anoxia?

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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