Trauma Survivors Network - provided by ATS

Survive. Connect. Rebuild.

A Program of the ATS


Coma is a state of unconsciousness in which a patient is not able to react to their environment. Coma is different than brain death in that a comatose patient still retains functions such as breathing and heart rate. The patient appears to be sleeping but cannot be awakened, and they fail to respond normally to unpleasant stimuli and light.