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Covid-induced happy hypoxia is silent killer

Hypoxia is persistent low oxygen saturation in blood caused due to severely reduced lung function and oxygen binding problem in the blood

Hyderabad: A little understood medical condition that has acquired the self-contradictory moniker of ‘happy hypoxia’, is resulting in fatalities among Covid-19 patients.

“This is a condition that many doctors involved in Covid-19 treatment are not aware of. The patient seems perfectly healthy and normal, could be even walking around without any apparent discomfort or talking to others. But there is just not enough oxygen in the blood among such patients and that leads to catastrophic heart failure,” according ...

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