Oxygen therapy in acute MI: role uncertainty

Administration of inhaled oxygen to patients with acute myocardial infarction (AMI) has been recommended in national and international guidelines (Kallstrom, 2002; Antman et al, 2004; American Heart Association, 2005; International Liaison Committee on Resuscitation, 2005; Anderson et al, 2007; Van de Werf, 2007) and has been a mainstay of prehospital management for decades.

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