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Anoxia/Hypoxia Brain Injury

Anoxia/Hypoxia Brain Injury Symptoms and Causes

Anoxia/Hypoxia refers to a condition in which there is a decrease of oxygen supply to the brain even though there is adequate blood flow. Drowning, strangling, choking, suffocation, cardiac arrest, head trauma, carbon monoxide poisoning and complications of general anesthesia can create conditions that can lead to cerebral hypoxia. When hypoxia lasts for longer periods of time, it can cause coma, seizures, and even brain death.