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What are the treatment options for stagnant anoxia?

The treatment options for stagnant anoxia depend on what caused the reduction in oxygen in the first place. However, treatment usually begins with putting a person on 100% oxygen. After that, such life support systems as mechanical ventilation, blood pressure medications, and supplemental fluids may be required. In mere minutes, your brain and/or heart can begin to die due to oxygen deprivation. Because of this, stagnant anoxia should always be considered a medical emergency.

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