Controlling Elevated Carbon Dioxide Improves Survival

May 18, 2023


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<5 mins
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Researchers at the University of Michigan are challenging this wisdom and finding that a more active approach to controlling hypercapnia, or too much CO2, can result in patients living longer. Philip Choi, M.D., clinical assistant professor in the Division of Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine, discusses how the conventional wisdom regarding CO2 in the blood may not be as cut and dry as initially thought.

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