Hypoxemia manifests as oxygen deficiency in the blood. This typically results in a poor connection between the blood capillaries and lung alveoli. Hypoxemia leads to hypoxia, a decrease in oxygen supply to the tissue by the blood, or tachycardia
, which signifies an abnormal acceleration of the heart's rhythm. The principal causes of hypoxemia are pneumonia, emphysema
, pneumopathy, anemia
, and blocked airway.
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