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Acute and Chronic Respiratory Failure

Respiratory failure is a condition in which not enough oxygen transfers from your lungs into your blood. It also can occur if your lungs fail to remove carbon dioxide from your blood. If you have too much carbon dioxide in your lungs you can sustain damage to your bodily organs. Respiratory failure is either acute or chronic. Acute respiratory failure develops quickly and is very dangerous, while chronic respiratory failure develops more slowly.