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How does the length of a coma relate to anoxic brain injury outcomes?

Dr. Jeanne Morrison, PhD
Family Practitioner

In some cases, anoxic brain injuries can cause people to go into comas. Generally, the less time a person is comatose, the higher the chance of a successful recovery. Some research suggests that if coma length is under 12 hours, there is only a small chance of long-term damage.

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