Revisiting the role of oxygen therapy in cardiac patients.

  title={Revisiting the role of oxygen therapy in cardiac patients.},
  author={Raman Moradkhan and Lawrence I. Sinoway},
  journal={Journal of the American College of Cardiology},
  volume={56 13},
Over the past century, multiple studies lacking the precision of today's advanced technology provided conflicting data on the effects of oxygen therapy in normoxic cardiac patients. More importantly, no randomized, blinded, controlled studies have shown a benefit of such treatment. Yet the use of supplemental oxygen is widespread in cardiac patients. In these conditions, inadvertent hyperoxia commonly occurs because of concerns to ensure sufficient oxygenation and because hyperoxia is not… CONTINUE READING

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