Many hospitals are currently using heliox as an
alternative to air/oxygen mixtures when treating patients with severe airway
obstructions. Heliox is simply a combination of helium and oxygen provided at an
80% helium / 20% oxygen ratio as well as a 70% helium / 30% oxygen mixture. This combination is
less dense than air (and lighter than pure oxygen) which in turn provides
improved gas exchange, lowered resistance when breathing, and a reduction in
the amount of work required to maintain a normal level of breathing.
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