Features September 2019 Issue

SuperSaturated Oxygen Therapy

It's a new heart-attack treatment you may never hear about again.

When this type of heart attack, (an ST-elevation myocardial infarction, or STEMI) occurs in the left anterior descending (LAD) artery, it's called a "widow maker," because it is often fatal. SuperSaturated Oxygen Therapy was designed to increase the amount of oxygen in the blood serving the heart muscle affected by the heart attack (infarct)to help prevent the tissue from dying. The more muscle that is saved, the greater the likelihood the patient will survive.

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