Dr. K K Aggarwal, President Heart Care Foundation of India and Group Editor in Chief MEDtalks, will explain overnight pulse oximetry in details in this video. Many a times, the patient’s overnight oxygen desaturation needs to be checked. It is generally done in patients with asthma, sleep apnea, COPD, heart failure, etc. and check for more than 4% desaturation. If the patient has more than 10 levels of desaturation levels in an hour then it is a positive desaturation index.
Recipient of Padma Shri, Vishwa Hindi Samman, National Science Communication Award and Dr B C Roy National Award, Dr Aggarwal is a physician, cardiologist, spiritual writer and motivational speaker. He is the Past President of the Indian Medical Association and President of Heart Care Foundation of India. He is also the Editor in Chief of the IJCP Group, Medtalks and eMediNexus