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Is mechanical ventilation dangerous because you can get a lung infection?

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Dr. Dan Fisher
Internal Medicine

In brief: Yes

Mechanical ventilation is dangerous for a large variety of reasons, but the alternative is not pretty.
Long term mechanical ventilation is associated with a well defined risk for ventilator associated pneumonia and close adherence to established protocols has been shown to dramatically lower that risk.

In brief: Yes

Mechanical ventilation is dangerous for a large variety of reasons, but the alternative is not pretty.
Long term mechanical ventilation is associated with a well defined risk for ventilator associated pneumonia and close adherence to established protocols has been shown to dramatically lower that risk.
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