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How long do you stay in the hospitol if ARDS (acute respiratory distress syndrome)?
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Dr. Karen Sibert
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In brief: Depends on severity
ARDS can be a very serious illness.
The patient may be dependent on a ventilator to support breathing from days to weeks. ARDS causes low oxygen levels in the bloodstream, which can lead to damage to other organs because all parts of the body need oxygen. Many patients recover eventually, but may have residual damage to the lungs. It's not possible to predict hospital stay exactly.

In brief: Depends on severity
ARDS can be a very serious illness.
The patient may be dependent on a ventilator to support breathing from days to weeks. ARDS causes low oxygen levels in the bloodstream, which can lead to damage to other organs because all parts of the body need oxygen. Many patients recover eventually, but may have residual damage to the lungs. It's not possible to predict hospital stay exactly.
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