6 doctors weighed in:

Do those who have cystic fibrosis die awake, or can they die under anesthesia?

6 doctors weighed in
Dr. Lokesh Guglani
Pediatrics - Pulmonology
3 doctors agree

In brief: Respiratory failure

Most people with cystic fibrosis with end-stage/advanced lung disease tend to have chronic respiratory failure which can lead to their demise.
All pulmonologists that take care of CF patients are aware of this & they can keep these patients comfortable with the use of several interventions and medications. Talk to your CF doctor regarding advance directives & palliative care options.

In brief: Respiratory failure

Most people with cystic fibrosis with end-stage/advanced lung disease tend to have chronic respiratory failure which can lead to their demise.
All pulmonologists that take care of CF patients are aware of this & they can keep these patients comfortable with the use of several interventions and medications. Talk to your CF doctor regarding advance directives & palliative care options.
Dr. Lokesh Guglani
Dr. Lokesh Guglani
Thank
Dr. Richard Pollard
Anesthesiology
2 doctors agree

In brief: See below

Patients with cystic fibrosis often face the prospect of an early death.
Physician's will do anything they can to make this event as comfortable as possible. If you have concerns then talk to your doctor about the future.

In brief: See below

Patients with cystic fibrosis often face the prospect of an early death.
Physician's will do anything they can to make this event as comfortable as possible. If you have concerns then talk to your doctor about the future.
Dr. Richard Pollard
Dr. Richard Pollard
Thank