A 54-year-old member asked:
How long a person can live with ventilator?
1 doctor answer
Dr. George Horng answered
19 years experience in Pulmonary Critical Care
depends: The ventilator is simply a device used to breath for the patient. How long a pt can live on the ventilator depends on the underlying disease. However, pts on the ventilator are more likely to develop certain complications such as pneumonia.
Answered on Jul 29, 2015
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