Oxygen for patients with STEMI: Who benefits? - Frankly Speaking EP 15Oxygen is frequently given to patients routinely during the initial treatment of a myocardial infarction, but there is a lack of data to support or refute this. A recent systematic review found no benefit in patients who did not have baseline hypoxia. Oxygen therapy continues to be indicated for those with hypoxia and needs to be used with caution in COPD patients with carbon dioxide retention.
Guest: Alan Ehrlich, MD
This week, I sit down with Dr. Robert Baldor to discuss some of the intricacies of asthma. In addition to outlining the pathophysiology of asthma, we provide practical ways to classify the disease and avoid risk factors with the goal of decreasing exacerbations.
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Release Date: 5/8/2017
Expiration Date: 5/8/2018