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Could a medically induced coma cause brain damage?

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Dr. Jeffrey Ramkaransingh
Radiology - Interventional
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In brief: Unlikely

Patients with existing brain injury are placed in medically induced comas to allow the brain to rest and to decrease intracranial pressure.
The medications used for induction are closely monitored in am ICU and are unlikely to cause brain damage themselves.

In brief: Unlikely

Patients with existing brain injury are placed in medically induced comas to allow the brain to rest and to decrease intracranial pressure.
The medications used for induction are closely monitored in am ICU and are unlikely to cause brain damage themselves.
Dr. Jeffrey Ramkaransingh
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