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If a patient under propofol + remifentanil stops breathing(and intubation gets troubled) will he experience or feel the hypercapnic alarm response?

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Dr. Ronald Herring
Anesthesiology 17 years experience
Propofol/remifentani: I'm not sure what is being asked. The patient will feel nothing at all as they are unconscious and in danger of dying unless promptly ventilated. This could be accomplished by intubation, or, since both drugs are short acting, the anesthetist could opt for bag/mask ventilation.

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