As with any treatment, patients must know the risk of the procedure before undergoing therapy. Sometimes conditions related to ventilator treatment can occur from complications or a mistake while inputting or removing the ventilator tube, or while the tube is in place.
The tube itself can cause scaring in the lungs and vocal cords. Also, it can cause increased bacteria into the lungs. The patient is unable to cough, which is the body’s way of expelling these bacteria before it makes the person sick. For this reason pneumonia or Ventilator-associated pneumonia (VAP) is a common side effect of ventilator treatment.
Speak with our doctors to learn more about conditions related to ventilator treatment and how our team avoids such complications.