Brain stem stroke death, Brain stem stroke death - All age groups are at risk!

Brain stem stroke death – All age groups are at risk!

Introduction A person permanently loses the ability to breathe and the potential for consciousness because they have no more brain stem functions. This is called brain stem stroke death. Such are kept on a ventilator that circulates oxygen through the bloodstream and keeps the heart beating.  Since the brain stem controls, significant body functions like balance, breathing, and swallowing. Any bleeding or blockage in the brain stem causes brain stem …

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