Pulse oximetry

What is Pulse oximetry?

This is the device which detects the oxygen tension in capillaries (Oxygen saturation).

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I'm a non-smoking 22 y/o male who's been through a battery of medical tests trying to find out what's wrong with me, and trying to...

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No need to worry for lung cancer.

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What is pulse oximetry?

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Its a graphical representation of red blood cells oxygen saturation

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Well pulse oximetry...

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I am a 78 year old female who has AFib which is controlled with medication. I also have moderate pulmonary hypertension. I have mild anxiety and I...

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A pulse oximetry monitoring advisable.

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My husband complained of shortness of breath. He was sent to get a pulse oximetry on room air. Results showed 80% sat. Dr. was notified and he...

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Greetings - our clinic relies on pulse oximetry alone to determine severity of asthma and response to nebulized medication. I had understood that...

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Noticed a 93 O2 reading on the pulse oximeter at the doctor's office yesterday. Just coming off a cold/flu with a lingering cough. Didn't think...

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Hello doctor, I'm a non-smoking 22 y/o male who's been through a battery of medical tests trying to find out what's wrong with me, and trying to...

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Yes, please. I have had the following problems since Thanksgiving: nausea, headache, shortness of breath , blurred vision , confusion and fatigue .

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I check my heart rate from time to time on blood pressure machines, and we recently purchased a Pulse Oximeter and I was feeling light headed, and...

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