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How does the heart beat during brain death

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Can jerky movements occur during brain death?

My step dad is 55 and has just had a massive heart attack yesterday. He is currently in a coma and has had to be resuscitated 15 times. The doctors are going to test him to see if he is brain dead ...
 

What is this brain death ?

, but he was unconscious.he was admitted to ICU and latter they declared him as brain death? what is this brain death ? ...
 

How long a person be normal after brain death ?

as soon as your brain stops working how long can you have activity like talking, movement, and responses? ...
 

Diabetic, low blood pressure, on ventilator. Cows valve replaced in heart. Brain death?

is my dad brain dead so to speak? just had a cows valve placed ,not sure where in his heart ........surgery w/o complications, he s 72, diabetic,low blood pressure , etc.......just saw him, on ventilator ...
 

Can strokes cause brain death?

or he had another stroke. Anyway, now they say it affected his brain stem and he is brain dead ... is starving to death. All his organs at this point are functional. Is that normal? ...
 

Does organ donation leave the body disfigured?

Hi doc, I would like to know more about brain death and organ donation. How can the doctors tell when a person s brain has died? Who can be a Donor? Does organ donation leave the body disfigured? ...
 

Would smoking meth to severe asthma attack?

in brain death. We were told by the people she was with that she was having breathing difficulty ... or withdrawl symptoms for the first couple of days during her coma...when the jerking stopped the Dr. claimed ...
 

Which is defined death, when the heart stops beating or inactivity in brain ?

Which is defined death, when the heart stops beating or is it inactivity in the brain? Which is defined death, when the heart stops beating or is it inactivity in the brain? ...
 

Heart disease as reason of death

heart disease as reason of death--yet he was never diagnosed while living--how is that??? ...
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What causes sudden death?

day. something happened during the night, but we don't know what. When I rolled her over ... did not have the heart to put my father thru and autopsy. Thank you for any help. ...
 

How long after death can organs be transplanted?

how long after death can organs be transplanted? Do organs like the heart, kidney , always die immediately or can they sometimes be saved? Please give details on individual organs ...
 

How to determine cause of death without an autopsy?

the actual cause of his death was. I know there are no certain answers without an autopsy, but was hoping if I give the ssymptoms, someone could give me an educated guess as to what caused his death. He was 60 ...
 

Closed eyes, non responding, no pulse. How long would it take for a blood clot to travel from heart to brain?

How long would it take for a blood clot to travel from leg to heart, from heart to brain? Husband ... seconds later, then nothing. Death. No wrist nor carotid pulse, no breathing, AICD did NOT activate. ...
 

82 years old diagnosed with periventricular leukoencethal. Could it cause death?

it in relations to the white matter around the brain. The research talks most about children not elderly people. Can you tell me what to expect and if this could cause death. I really want to know how concerned I ...
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Pt. was in a coma for 48 hours. Pupils are non-responsive to light. I heard that this means there is no brain function. How true is that? Other explanations?
Hello! It is true. But there can be exceptions like intoxication etc. Other tests ate needed to define brain death. Hope to have been helpful!
 
A patient that was brain death was removed from life support and is breathing by himself. Will this person survive?
hi dear, there is no chance of survive if patient's brain is dead. so pt lives up to when he is on life support. as brain is the organ which controls the breathing if brain is dead breathing is not possible, Thank you
 
i have 8 brain mets egg hav have bcom worms nd are big in size.so surjry cn cause brain dead and no radiatn therapy cn be takn. docs hav gvn 6 mnth lyf HELP plz
if you have not taken radiation therapy so far, radiation would definitely help. please understand that radiation will not cause brain death. forget about time frames and go ahead with therapy both radiation and chemo bravely
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