Oxygen saturation

What is Oxygen saturation?

Oxygen saturation is defined as the ratio of oxyhemoglobin to the total concentration of hemoglobin present in the blood. It refers to the amount of oxygen concentration in blood. Pulse oximeter is used to measure oxygen saturation levels.

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My toddler (9/16/13 birthday) was sleeping and I heard him breathing a little heavy so I checked him with my pulse and oxygen oximeter and it was...

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96% is normal oxygen saturation, No need to go to ER

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My 93 year old aunt suddenly can't stay awake during the day. She sleeps well at night and in fact wants to sleep 24 hours/day. She has A-fib and...

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Oxygen saturation could be low possibly.

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is a blood oxygen reading of 96 in a healthy 37 year old male at sea level bad? Some anxiety at the time. Just wondering if we should be concerned...

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You have absolutely normal values.

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There is nothing to be worried about.You have absolutely normal...

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