How does respiratory arrest cause death?


How does respiratory arrest cause death?

Respiratory Arrest

Respiratory arrest can occur for a variety of reasons including traumatic injury to the chest or abdominal cavities. During respirator arrest the heart can still be beating but the lungs are not functioning.

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Respiratory arrest causes death because of the lack of oxygen being brought into the body. This starves the cells of oxygen and prevents them from...

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Conditions Associated with Respiratory Failure

from Pathophysiology Textbook

Chapter 9 / Lesson 10

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