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Doctor insights on: How Long One Can Survive On Ventilator

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How long can a patient survive on a ventilator?

How long can a patient survive on a ventilator?

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. ...Read more

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How long a person can live with ventilator?

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. ...Read more

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What are the percentage of people survival after the ventilator is turned off.

Hard to say.: Depends entirely upon the underlying disease and the patient. Your doc knows the answer to this. ...Read more

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How long can a person be on a ventilator in the icu?

As long as necessary: Or until they are better or expire. ...Read more

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How long can you live on a mechanical ventilator?

60+ years: In some cases people can lives years or decades on a ventilator. One can potentially live their whole life on a ventilator and die from other causes. ...Read more

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How long can a newborn baby be on a ventilator without getting any permanent side effects?

How long can a newborn baby be on a ventilator without getting any permanent side effects?

Usually...: ...It's the need for ventilation (disease or prematurity) that is responsible for most of the complications. ...Read more

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What happens if a patient is intubated and you don't have resources (mechanical ventilator), and its more than 12 hours, how long is bagging effective?

What happens if a patient is intubated and you don't have resources (mechanical ventilator), and its more than 12 hours, how long is bagging effective?

Ventilator vs baggin: Bagging is effective as long as ventilation is provided effectively and the patient is oxygenating appropriately. ...Read more

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If a person is on a ventilator, and does not have a trachea, how long do hospitals (namely icu's) allow this?

If a person is on a ventilator, and does not have a trachea, how long do hospitals (namely icu's) allow this?

Tracheotomy: I am assuming you are asking about a tracheotomy or tracheostomy. If the person is expected to be on a ventilator long term or has been on the it long term (> 2 weeks) usually a "trach" is done. Sometimes, a trach is done initially if there are airway issues. A trach allows the person to be more comfortable, allows easier nursing care, and prevent future airway complications. ...Read more

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What happens if there is an intrapulmonary shunt or the person has cystic fibrosis, can they survive on a ventilator?

What happens if there is an intrapulmonary shunt or the person has cystic fibrosis, can they survive on a ventilator?

Yes: Shunts and CF do not preclude survival on a ventilator. It may be more difficult to clear secretions from CF on ventilator but can be done ...Read more