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Risk of hypotension during apnea testing.

OBJECTIVE: To determine the safety of apnea testing. DESIGN: Prospective, consecutive study. SETTING: Inner-city trauma center. PATIENTS: A total of 70 apnea tests were performed on 61 comatose patients as part of the determination of brain death. RESULTS: Only 43 examinations (61%) were well tolerated.

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