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how long can a person live brain dead

A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ed Friedlander
43 years experience Pathology
Record is 23 years: Some zealots in nebraska kept a loved one's body on a ventilator, heart going, this long. No brain or nervous tissue left at autopsy. Heart doesn't re ... Read More
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A 22-year-old male asked:
Dr. Nicole Clark
16 years experience Neurology
Not long: Really depends on the severity of the hypoglycemia. If it is severe enough that the person is not breathing, brain damage happens in about 5 minutes. ... Read More
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A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Azmat Qayyum
32 years experience Pulmonary Critical Care
It. Depends : it depends some clinical tests and brain scan and EEG to decide if someone is brain dead. Ventilator is just there to support breathing. If someone ... Read More
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A 22-year-old male asked:
Dr. Dean Giannone
24 years experience Internal Medicine
Emergent.: The answer is “variable”. Depends on how much insulin, whether it’s long-acting or short-acting, how quickly the blood sugar goes down. Regardless, ... Read More
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A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mario Mangas
37 years experience Internal Medicine
Brain death: No, in brain death there is total loss of brain activity. EEG should be flat, no activity.
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A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Abraham Houng
19 years experience Critical Care
No: If the patient is brain dead, there's no brain function.
A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Djamchid Lotfi
57 years experience Neurology
Usually not: The exact definition of brain death (in fact brain stem death) is varied but usually comprises the following no spontaneous movement , no respiratio ... Read More
A 19-year-old male asked:
Dr. Sari Nabulsi
Specializes in Pediatrics
Feeling down: you need to see your doctor to make sure that no physical problems like hypothyroidism or any problems that could make you so down. If nothing is foun ... Read More
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A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience Psychiatry
Brain dead people: Can not think thoughts.
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A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience Psychiatry
The person doesn't: Deal with it - their brain is no longer capable of that type of function.

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