Ep.3 - Oxygen Free Radicals and Acute Coronary Syndrome

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On this episode Dave talks about the importance of Oxygen. We know the body and the body's cells need sugar, water and oxygen to survive and as emergency medicine practitioners we have oxygen available to us as a potential treatment for our patients.

We need to be aware and careful of the amount of oxygen we give our patients.

Did you know that oxygen is poison to your body if it is not being used for cellular respiration?

Also in this episode:

  • How we breathe in oxygen and measure it
  • When the oxygen saturation in the blood is over 100%
  • Oxygen free radicals
  • How and why oxygen free radicals hunt their prey
  • Oxygen can exacerbate the size of infarction
  • Optimal oxygen saturation percentage

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