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The lack of oxygen caused by choking can result in brain damage or death in four to six minutes. Unless immediate action is taken to open a completely obstructed airway, the chances for survival and complete recovery decrease rapidly. If the object can be removed quickly and breathing returns to normal, recovery should be complete.
Medically reviewed by a Board Certified Family Practice Physician
Medically Reviewed by a Doctor on 8/13/2015
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