Does Oxygen Therapy Really Help During a Suspected Heart Attack?
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE:
Oxygen has been a mainstay of treatment for myocardial infarction for decades, whether or not hypoxemia is present
Data is limited as to whether there is any benefit
Hofmann et al. (NEJM, 2017) report on the Determination of the Role of Oxygen in Suspected Acute Myocardial Infarction (DETO2X-AMI) trial that looked at the effect of oxygen therapy in the setting of suspected myocardial infarction without hypoxemia
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