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how long do a person stay on a breathing machine after being revived?

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Dr. Kenneth Horlander
Pulmonology 50 years experience
Vent: This is always scary and hard to deal with, but the answer to your question depends on so many things! is the physical body strong enough to come off? Is the brain functioning - do they wake up and move and try to communicate? I would say average is 3-7 days.

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