#silent hypoxia


Early Detection of Silent Hypoxia

The development of Covid-19 has brought forth a new phenomenon that is increasingly challenging. The development of Covid-19 has brought forth a new phenomenon that is increasingly challenging. Three patients in Banyumas reportedly appeared asymptomatic but then suddenly died. According to a statement of Banyumas Regent Achmad Husein, all three of them seemed happy before they died. Unlike other Covid-19 patients, they had not shown any symptoms of cough, flu or fever. However, the oxygen saturation (the percentage of red blood cells that bind oxygen) continued to decline, leading to breathing failure. An examination then confirmed that the three were Covid-19 positive. This is what the public calls the “happy hypoxia” syndrome. This syndrome is reported to have afflicted many Covid-19 patients. Before the pandemic, it has also been seen in other lung infections, atelectasis and intrapulmonary shunts, but it has increased rapidly because of Covid-19.

Mendeteksi Dini Hipoksia Senyap

Covid-19 menjadi mesin pembunuh yang luar biasa, dengan menarget organ paru-paru. Karena begitu banyak pasien tak pergi ke RS sampai pneumonia mereka berkembang dengan sangat berat dan membutuhkan bantuan ventilator. Perkembangan Covid-19 terus berbiak ke fenomena baru yang kian penuh tantangan. Diberitakan, ada tiga pasien tampak tanpa gejala di Banyumas yang tiba-tiba meninggal. Menurut keterangan Bupati Banyumas Achmad Husein, sebelum meninggal ketiganya nampak gembira saja, tak mengalami gejala batuk, flu dan panas seperti pasien Covid-19 lazimnya. Tetapi saturasi oksigennya (persentase sel darah merah yang mengikat oksigen) terus menurun, hingga akhirnya gagal bernapas. Pemeriksaan kemudian mengonfirmasi ketiganya positif Covid-19. Inilah yang kemudian ramai disebut sindrom “happy hipoxia”. Sindrom ini dikabarkan banyak menimpa pasien Covid-19 meskipun sebelum pandemi hal ini dapat dijumpai juga seperti pada kasus infeksi paru lain, atelektasis, dan pirau intrapulmoner. Namun ini menjadi booming karena di latar belakangi pandemi Covid-19 saat ini.