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What does rapid breathing mean when an old person is on his death bed?

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Dr. Bernstein Joel
ENT - Head & Neck Surgery
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In brief: Several reasons.

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A few possibilities are congestive heart failure or terminal pneumonia. If the patient is terminal depending on your philosophy of life, either nothing is done or a specific diagnosis needs to be made and appropriate medical treatment needs to be established.

In brief: Several reasons.

This is a question for your pmd.
A few possibilities are congestive heart failure or terminal pneumonia. If the patient is terminal depending on your philosophy of life, either nothing is done or a specific diagnosis needs to be made and appropriate medical treatment needs to be established.
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