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Is stagnant anoxia serious?

Stagnant anoxia is a serious medical emergency. It requires immediate medical attention. If a person is treated quickly and there is little damage, the outlook for full recovery is very good. However, if a person suffers oxygen deprivation for an extended length of time their heart and/or brain will begin to die.

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