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Oxygen rate after Stroke
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Librarian1234 posted:
My mother recently had a stroke and she is coming off of the ventilator very soon. She is a CO2 retainer. What level should the oxygen concentrator be set at to ensure that she does not go into CO2 overload.
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Richard C Senelick, MD responded:
I will have to pass on this one as it outside by are of expertise. You should ask the intensivist or pulmonologist who is managing your mother's ventilator this question. I suspect there are multiple variables that only her doctor's can answer.

Good Luck.
After your stroke you may be experiencing a new normal, but remember what George Eliot said- It is never too late to be what you might have been. You still can achieve new goals.


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