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How long can a person live if brain is dead?

How long can you live if your brain is dead but you are still breathing Sadly my father had a cardiac arrest one week ago and has been in intensive care for nearly a week, it has come to light that it took 22 minutes to recusitate him he is breathing on his own but there are no other responses from him we have been told he is probably brain damaged due to the lack of oxygen. How long could he live like this if he is still breathing even though he is not awake
Asked On : Fri, 26 Feb 2010
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my friend is brain dead and only breathing 6 breaths per minute. her whole body is swollen. she is off life support. how long can she live like this.
Answered: Sat, 8 Jan 2011
  Anonymous's Response

You never know May be few days or Probably years....dont loose hope freind!

Answered: Sat, 27 Feb 2010
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