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Could Blocked Oxygen Supply To Brain Effect It?

Father fell down flight of stairs, Emt s worked on him for about 10 minutes to get his heart beating again. Would this time without oxygen to brain cause him to have significant brain damage? He is in the process of having his body warmed up after being put into an induced coma. He was flown to Tufts in Boston
Tue, 4 Aug 2015
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Ten minutes without oxygen is very likely to have damaged your father's brain severely. It can lead to global ischemia and can even rise the pressure inside his skull, requiring a decompression surgery. But these depend on many factors like age, duration of hypoxia and the level of oxygen in blood at the time of recovery. Anyway, let's hope for the best.
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Could Blocked Oxygen Supply To Brain Effect It?

Ten minutes without oxygen is very likely to have damaged your father s brain severely. It can lead to global ischemia and can even rise the pressure inside his skull, requiring a decompression surgery. But these depend on many factors like age, duration of hypoxia and the level of oxygen in blood at the time of recovery. Anyway, let s hope for the best.