Stable is a term that is often used to describe a patient whose condition is unchanged. Stable means "staying the same". While stable means "no worse than before", we often describe patient's as stable when they are on maximum life-support. If there blood pressure and heart rate is stable, we may descirbe the patient as being "hemodynamically stable".

Patients can be "stable", but still critically ill.








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