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What are chances of recovery after coma due to brain oxygen deprivation?

Hi! My friend, went for an operation to remove infection in her foot due to a cut. Then doctors discovered that she was diabetic. A junior doctor told her that they would have to amputate her foot if her foot didn t heal. She broke down and cried and later, suffered a heart attack and fell into a coma. doctors say there is brain damage due to oxygen deprivation to her brain. What are her chances of survival and chances of waking up/recovery?
Mon, 12 Oct 2020
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Hello,

The chances of survival depend on the degree of the damage and the time of resuscitation. For this reason, it is important a brain MRI and an EEG, coupled with a careful neurological physical exam.

Take care. Hope I have answered your question. Let me know if I can assist you further.

Regards,
Dr. Ilir Sharka, Cardiologist
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What are chances of recovery after coma due to brain oxygen deprivation?

Hello, The chances of survival depend on the degree of the damage and the time of resuscitation. For this reason, it is important a brain MRI and an EEG, coupled with a careful neurological physical exam. Take care. Hope I have answered your question. Let me know if I can assist you further. Regards, Dr. Ilir Sharka, Cardiologist