Patients that suffer from heart disease and heart failure have trouble breathing properly. Oxygen therapy can make it easier for them to breathe and reduce the heart’s workload. Patients can use a variety of different oxygen supplies like portable gas cylinders, liquid oxygen or oxygen tanks. Your doctor will help you decide how much supplemental oxygen you need and the best way to provide your lungs with it.
In general, there are no side effects from using oxygen therapy. Oxygen therapy works very well and is a great way to reduce the hearts workload. The heart does not pump as efficiently in people that have heart disease. To compensate, oxygen therapy delivers oxygen through your lungs to your body’s tissues. The only thing you have to keep in mind is that oxygen is a fire hazard. Do not use oxygen around lit cigarettes or open flames.
One of the difficulties with oxygen therapy is monitoring the supply. This is especially important for patients that cannot change the oxygen supply themselves. It could be a matter of life and death for patients that depend on oxygen to breathe properly. MIJA has a device that solves this problem!
Our Critical Alert for Oxygen is an electronic gas monitoring device that has a visual LED and audible low pressure notification. Both caregivers and patients now have this information available to them through highly accurate content measurement and empty/full status detection and notification.
Immediate notification is no longer a nice to have, it is a must have.