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How Long Can Someone Be Not Breathing Underwater And Still Survive Intact
Depends on temp/size: In general, not breathing for 3 - 4 minutes will render you unconscious, and at 10 minutes brain damage starts becoming permanent. But if you are immersed in cold water, and especially if you are small so your body cools quickly, then much longer times of immersion without breathing are possible - there are cases of children in ice-water surviving intact after 66 mins under water. (20 mins adult). ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
6 minutes: 6 monutes.Get a more detailed answer ›
If a murmur is found in an unresponsive cardiac arrest 5 week old infant, does that mean he still has a heart beat? My 5 week old son died on november 18th and i woke to find him not breathing or responding and he was a little pale.. The emt's and the doc
I : I am so sorry for your tragic loss. Are you sure that the doctors didn't mean that he had a murmur in the past and that he was in asystole when the you found him? If this is important for you to know, i'd hope your son's pediatrician would be able to clarify the situation for you. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Not enough: Because you are likely not exerting enough. If you are doing cardio - target hr should be 220-age. If lifting... You are likely not lifting heavy enough weights or not performing enough reps. ...Read more
Yes : What is source of smoke? Cigarettes, fire? See your physician. ...Read more
Clear airway: If there is a pulse, open mouth and clear airway. If they are breathing without a pulse, chest thump. ...Read more
I have heard that anesthesia is "like poisoning someone near to the point of death and then reviving them, " and thatyou're "not breathing on your own." is it true?
Not even close: Many patients under general anesthesia breathe on their own. Anesthesia is extremely safe (safer than driving ur car). If the patient is undergoing an open thoracic or open or laparoscopic abdominal procedure they will need some amount of muscle relaxation. Most other procedures I have patients breathe for themselves whether they are intubated or have an lma. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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