09/02/2014 04:23 pm ET Updated Sep 02, 2014

Why Is Joan Rivers In A Medically Induced Coma?

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Bradley Flansbaum, DO, a doctor who specializes in the management of hospitalized patients at Lenox Hill Hospital in New York City, explains why doctors use medically induced comas after sudden cardiac arrest and what it might mean for Joan Rivers’s condition.

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