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How does the heart beat during brain death

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Suggest tests to confirm brain death

Hi, Need Urgent help. One of my relative had an accident last week, his brain has been damaged 90% and was in coma since last 1 week, yday he was declared Brain Dead .He is on Ventilator and is in Hospital ...

Is it possible to recover from brain death?

My two year old nephew drowned about two weeks ago. He has little to no brain activity. We had decided to take him off of life support today. He is breathing on his own, but won't wake up. What does ...

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 common is death during childbirth?

Hello i am 38 weeke pregnant 2 prior pregnancies( vaginal deliveries) no history of geststional diabetes or high blood pressure . Have a fear of dying in labor

How common is death during childbirth?

I have had two identical pregnancies this third being the same as well. First labor 9 hours second labor 6 hours I am terrified of dying during labor this time it has been an overwhelming fear ...
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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 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? ...

What are the chances of brain death while in coma after surgery?

if there was a chance she might become brain dead/ flat line and never wake up. ...

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? ...
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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 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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