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When in the hospital, it seems not atypical for hear attach patients to have an O2 sensor attached to a finger tip (and possibly O2 supplied to the patient).

When recovering from the heart attack after leaving the hospital (and off O2 supply), is it useful to have an finger tip O2 sensor? Or sufficient to just monitor BP and HR?

If O2 sensor is advised, any suggestions on make / model?

Thoughts on these two?

https://www.amazon.com/gp/prod...A2JC26QA0XFPHT&psc=1

https://www.amazon.com/gp/prod...=ATVPDKIKX0DER&psc=1




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Would "two in the exhaust" be considered a good answer? Big Grin







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Didn't they give you the plastic thing to blow into to keep the little ball between the two lines?


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Pulse Ox meters are so cheap if you want one buy one.

I have one but can not remember the model. Bought it off Amazon years ago.

Not sure it will give you any info related to a heart attack. I will let someone with a medical degree talk about that.


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Didn't they give you the plastic thing to blow into to keep the little ball between the two lines?

Ahh yes, the incentive spirometer.
 
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Not being a cardiologist or a heart patient I don't know as there's any particular need in your case but, if you decide you want one, this is the one I acquired after careful study: Zacurate Pro Series 500D Deluxe Fingertip Pulse Oximeter Blood Oxygen Saturation Monitor with Silicon Cover, Batteries and Lanyard (Coal Black)

FWIW: The pulse rate it registers agrees w/in 1 PPM of either my Apple Watch or my Omrom blood pressure machine. The oxygen saturation levels it displays agrees with what I generally see when the doctor's office checks me.




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yea. the two i listed in the op are abut $25.

patient is taking short walks - gets a little tired and out of breath. not sure if o2 should be monitored or not. monitoring bp and hr; not sure if we should monitor o2 as well.




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konata88, send me your address, I will send you my ReliOn, Worked great for me while having heart issues. Last trip to the doctor gave me a "your heart is back to normal" I haven't used it since.


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When I was having pleural effusion (and repeated thoracentesis procedures) that was finally tracked to a. as then undocumented, side effect of my first oral chemo drug for CML, I bought a Contec CMS60C sensor which would record nighttime sleeping levels (24 hours worth of data requiring a windows computer to run the software to view). Worked great.
https://contechealth.com/products/cms60c

The issue and need for an O2 monitor disappeared with a change to my chemo so the unit sits in a box on a shelf.

As there is no free lunch, the replacement drug has its own side effects to deal with. Frown



As an aside, when I was experiencing the lower O2 levels and breathing problems is when I was blessed with email exchanges with Jim Allen.



Heard from a member fairly close to me who is going to borrow and check out my unit to see if it meets his needs. Smile

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While treating Acute Myocardial Infarction with oxygen makes sense from a physiologic standpoint, no studies have convincingly demonstrated that oxygen therapy improves outcomes in AMI. In addition, recent data suggest that this practice may even be harmful. Oxygen therapy may decrease cardiac blood flow and perfusion, reduce cardiac output, and increase coronary vascular resistance. If myocardial reperfusion is achieved, oxygen may have a paradoxical effect by inducing reperfusion injury through production of oxygen free radicals.5

Published review of the literature for oxygen therapy in AMI conducted to determine whether this practice is helpful or harmful. It is found that robust evidence to support the use of oxygen to treat AMI was lacking.

Bottom line.... not very useful.

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That's guys! Wreck - thanks very much for the very kind offer.

I told the patient after my last post that the gadgets seem useful when needed, seem accurate and the zac branded unit was recommended and available at reasonable price. Seems like one is already bought and shipping soon. Wreck - thanks again for the kindness.




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Listen to your body, not what the pulse oximeter says. It will more than likely give you warning signs long before the pulse ox can. So yeah, don't waste your money.
 
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While treating Acute Myocardial Infarction with oxygen makes sense from a physiologic standpoint, no studies have convincingly demonstrated that oxygen therapy improves outcomes in AMI. In addition, recent data suggest that this practice may even be harmful. Oxygen therapy may decrease cardiac blood flow and perfusion, reduce cardiac output, and increase coronary vascular resistance. If myocardial reperfusion is achieved, oxygen may have a paradoxical effect by inducing reperfusion injury through production of oxygen free radicals.5

Published review of the literature for oxygen therapy in AMI conducted to determine whether this practice is helpful or harmful. It is found that robust evidence to support the use of oxygen to treat AMI was lacking.

Bottom line.... not very useful.

Andrew

Yup, there is evidence that slapping O2 on every acute coronary patient who doesn't need it might do more harm than good.
 
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Yup, there is evidence that slapping O2 on every acute coronary patient who doesn't need it might do more harm than good.

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Yep. I might add that an exercise and diet regime along with proper medications is the way to go.
 
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https://www.amazon.com/gp/prod...=ATVPDKIKX0DER&psc=1

This is the one that was recommended to me here and happens to be the same one my Pulmonologist uses. He is an older guy in a very busy office. Good enough for him good enough for me.



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Heard from a member fairly close to me who is going to borrow and check out my unit to see if it meets his needs. Smile


Living in a sparsely populated state in flyover country, opportunities to meet forum members are limited. But did today when I had a visit from one to borrow the Contec CMS60C O2 meter to check out. Big Grin

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And it was a nice visit!
Thanks for the information exchange and the meter!
Looking forward to visiting again!


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And it was a nice visit!
Thanks for the information exchange and the meter!
Looking forward to visiting again!


Thanks Jim. Didn't want to mention which member without permission. Very glad to have met you! Big Grin



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