The miracle of medicine

Today, I witnessed one of the more dramatic effects of medicine and physiology. A 3 year-old with a congenital heart defect became acutely hypoxic (quickly had low oxygen levels) and became unarousable. Her oxygen saturations were in the 20-30s.

We worked quickly to treat her but nothing seemed to work. Finally, we found a medicine to improve blood flow to her lungs and administered it through her IV. The effects were mesmerizing. Within 30 seconds, her saturation increased to 80% and just minutes later, she was talking to her mother.

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2 Responses to “The miracle of medicine”

  1. Francisco Acosta Says:

    Great thinking on the medicine!

  2. Health Centre Toronto Says:

    That’s an incredible story.. thank god for people who help the ones who can’t afford medicine for themselves

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