A 42-year-old member asked:
How long can a patient survive on a ventilator?
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Dr. Mark Avdalovic answered
24 years experience in Pulmonary Critical Care
Depends: Some patients with chronic neurologic conditions such as ALS (lou gehrigs dz.) can survive for years. If a patient goes on the ventilator for an acute reason like pneumonia, then the longer the patient is on the ventilator the more complications there are.
Answered on Apr 10, 2020
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