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How long after someone stops breathing can you still revive him

A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Wright
43 years experience Pulmonary Critical Care
5: Whether or not a patient can be revived depends on many factors. In general, younger patients have a better chance of revival than older patients wit ... Read More
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A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Geoff Lowrey
20 years experience Hospital-based practice
Call 911, then...: You or someone nearby should contact 911 asap. If it appears they are chocking, then their mouth should be cleared of any obstruction or vomit.; then ... Read More
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience Psychiatry
Eventually: the person will die if their brain is starved of oxygen.
A 51-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Kass
27 years experience Podiatry
Call 911: Administer cpr.
A 54-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Knox
36 years experience ENT and Head and Neck Surgery
Revive after stop : Generally, someone can be "revived" for up to ten minutes after stopped breathing, if they are at common body temperature. However, brain damage will ... Read More
A 51-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Mascia
48 years experience Critical Care
A few minutes: Actually, it depends upon many factors. Breath holding is practiced by some who want to set records, but they train, hyperventilate & fill the lungs w ... Read More
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Dr. David Teicheira
35 years experience Pain Management
Up to a few months: There is a large difference in response that's individual. Some people don't feel a difference when they quit, and others feel lousy for months. The ... Read More
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A 37-year-old female asked:
Dr. Bennett Machanic
51 years experience Neurology
3 DAYS: The human can survive about 3 days without water, and at end of period will likely suffer cardiovascular collapse and death in most cases. Loss of co ... Read More
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A male asked:
Dr. Veena Govila
59 years experience Internal Medicine
Asphyxia: Depends how soon the airway and resuscitation starts or proper aeration.
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Dr. Jared Fialkow
Specializes in Nephrology and Dialysis
Stopping HD: It truly depends on several factors. The most important is the patient's residual renal function. The more the kidneys work, the longer it takes fo ... Read More
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A 41-year-old female asked:
Dr. Klaus d Lessnau
35 years experience Pulmonary Critical Care
Not a problem: With appropriate treatment the asthma will disappear. It should not interfere with recovery. Therefore there is no reason to expect prolonged recovery ... Read More
A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Raj Singh
Dr. Raj Singh answered
10 years experience Internal Medicine
2-4 weeks: Everyone is different and a lot depends on the underlying residual kidney function. Most patients will not survive more than 2-4 weeks due to cardiac ... Read More
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A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Calvin Weisberger
50 years experience Cardiology
Stent: Length of time to driving post stent depends on the individual and their response to the procedure. If everything went well and the patient is without ... Read More
A 50-year-old member asked:
Dr. Bennett Werner
43 years experience Cardiology
2-4 minutes: It depends on age, temperature, cause of cardiac arrest, whether or not CPR is done and other factors but 2-4 minutes is about it.
A 48-year-old female asked:
Dr. Mihir Patel
14 years experience Internal Medicine
Varies: cough is die to irritation of your respiratory tract and secretions. If your pneumonia is treated properly it can disappear in 3-7 days.
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A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Albert Pizzo
59 years experience Family Medicine
Survive Heart Attack: This is a complex question. Every individual that suffers a heart attack is different and survival depends on many factors. Your doctor is the best ... Read More
A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Fink
46 years experience Pediatrics
Up to 5 years: The lungs will start to cleanse themselves of tar and nicotine the day you stop smoking. The increased cancer risk from smoking does not go away for ... Read More
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A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Geoffrey Rutledge
40 years experience Internal Medicine
Depends on temp/size: In general, not breathing for 3 - 4 minutes will render you unconscious, and at 10 minutes brain damage starts becoming permanent. But if you are imme ... Read More
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A 48-year-old male asked:
Dr. Jan Lei Iwata
25 years experience Ophthalmology
Not a common effect: If you feel it's related to your Percocet pain medications, you need to contact your pcp, and let her/him know that you're having this particular side ... Read More
A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. K Bigelow
Dr. K Bigelow answered
35 years experience Dentistry
Immediately: Modern permanent cements used for placement of crowns set up within 10 to 20 minutes. Some resin cements set up immediately. You can safely eat on a p ... Read More
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A 40-year-old female asked:
Dr. James Eyerman
46 years experience Psychiatry
Medical supervision : Please see your doctor, such symptoms may need medical supervision to avoid complications.
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A 84-year-old male asked:
Dr. James Lin
Dr. James Lin answered
50 years experience Urology
Depend...: Multiple factors-aging, coexisting illness, drug use, supportive care, pace of change, etc., contribute to personal state of overall health, which in ... Read More
A 50-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Rothman
34 years experience Internal Medicine
Seconds to minutes : You would pass out within a few seconds and die (without help) in a few minutes.

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