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How do oxygen tanks work for oxygen therapy for heart failure?

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As a gas or liquid, oxygen comes in metal tanks that need to be refilled once they run out. Some tanks are small enough to carry around with you, but they’re not usually suggested when you have heart failure. The advantage of liquid oxygen over gas is that the tanks are lighter and hold more oxygen so you don’t need as many refills.

SOURCES:

Journal of the American College of Cardiology, Heart Failure : “How Does the Blood Circulatory System Work?” "Oxygen Therapy in Patients With Acute Heart Failure: Friend or Foe?”

American Heart Association: “What Is Heart Failure?”

National Institutes of Health: “How Is Heart Failure Treated?” “Oxygen Therapy.”

National Health Service: “Home Oxygen Treatment.”

American Thoracic Society: “Oxygen Therapy.”

American Lung Association: “Supplemental Oxygen.”

Reviewed by James Beckerman on March 21, 2019

SOURCES:

Journal of the American College of Cardiology, Heart Failure : “How Does the Blood Circulatory System Work?” "Oxygen Therapy in Patients With Acute Heart Failure: Friend or Foe?”

American Heart Association: “What Is Heart Failure?”

National Institutes of Health: “How Is Heart Failure Treated?” “Oxygen Therapy.”

National Health Service: “Home Oxygen Treatment.”

American Thoracic Society: “Oxygen Therapy.”

American Lung Association: “Supplemental Oxygen.”

Reviewed by James Beckerman on March 21, 2019

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