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A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. Christopher Conti
Specializes in Emergency Medicine
HEART DISEASE: If the information you provided is accurate, your friend's risk would be low. Nonetheless, his "anxiety" and "depression" are also concerning. The fir ... Read More
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A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. Philip Miller
46 years experience in Family Medicine
Must be examined: to determine the exact nature of your palpitations. You will need an EKG and/or a 24 hour holter monitor to determine the nature of these issues as we ... Read More
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A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Calvin Weisberger
50 years experience in Cardiology
Cardiac arrest: First thing is to know if you are at high risk of cardiac arrest; most of us are not. If you are at high risk we have a device called an icd or defibr ... Read More
A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gutti Rao
Dr. Gutti Rao answered
45 years experience in Hospital-based practice
Cardiac arrest: You are 29 year old probably very healthy. You have no reason to think of a heart attack. So just live a healthy life. If you still have these jitters ... Read More
A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Rada Ivanov
30 years experience in Pulmonary Critical Care
Very likely: Very likely especially if the first one was not treated. Somewhat less likely if the first one was treated and predisposing factors were identified an ... Read More
A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Creighton Wright
55 years experience in General Surgery
Not much: . A few seconds perhaps critical problem.
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A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. R. Kannan Mutharasan
17 years experience in Cardiology
See below: This refers in general to what the primary underlying problem is. Cardiac arrest means that the main problem was the heart, whereas respiratory failur ... Read More
A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Dennis Clifford
42 years experience in Pulmonary Critical Care
Yes: Sarcoidosis of the heart can block the electrical system and cause both arrhythmias and heart block which can lead to cardiac arrest. This is a very s ... Read More
A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Bennett Werner
43 years experience in Cardiology
2 causes: Broadly speaking, there are 2 causes of cardiac arrest: ventricular fibrillation and asystole.
A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Alan Ali
Dr. Alan Ali answered
31 years experience in Psychiatry
Arrest: With ENT resuscitation & transfer to cicu, fair.
A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Steven Ajluni
34 years experience in Cardiology
Arrhythmia: Scd typically refers to a sudden loss of effective contraction of the heart muscle and implies a life-threatening arrhythmia. Usually this is VT or vf ... Read More
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A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. John Munshower
29 years experience in Family Medicine
Cardiac arrest: By definition, cardiac arrest is the cessation of normal circulation of the blood due to failure of the heart to contract..
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A male asked:
Dr. Alan Heldman
32 years experience in Cardiology
Bridging the waiting period with a Wearable Defibrillator Vest: Is a wearable defibrillator (WCD) is indicated after diagnosis of NICM, but before criteria for an ICD are met? It is a common scenario. Criteria for ... Read More
A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Calvin Weisberger
50 years experience in Cardiology
Heart disease: Foxglove is one.
A 55-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Rothman
34 years experience in Internal Medicine
Loss of Consciousnes: Loss of consciousness, not breathing, erratic (or no) pulse, paleness.
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A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Dennis Clifford
42 years experience in Pulmonary Critical Care
No: However, there is a reason for sinus tachycardia which may lead to further cardiac difficulties. Get checked for possible reasons.
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A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Bennett Werner
43 years experience in Cardiology
Zero: No one survives cardiac arrest unless they're successfully resuscitated. Prognosis then depends on the cause of the arrest, whether it's reversible, ... Read More
A 30-year-old male asked:
Dr. Creighton Wright
55 years experience in General Surgery
No: Some persons with a heart attack= myocardial infarction may have cardiac stoppage- arrest-ventricular standstill or fibrillation.
A 51-year-old member asked:
Dr. Calvin Weisberger
50 years experience in Cardiology
MI cardiac arrest: read this: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Myocardial_infarction Sign of cardiac arrest is no pulse and you fall over and look like you're dead. Heart ... Read More
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A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. Calvin Weisberger
50 years experience in Cardiology
SCA: Very little chance of sudden cardiac death. Get help for your anxiety and panic disorder
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A 51-year-old member asked:
Dr. Asaf Presente
15 years experience in Pulmonary Critical Care
Definitely yes: Bulimics are constantly vomiting - this screws up their acid-base status as well as their electrolytes (like sodium and potassium) in their blood - th ... Read More
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A 30-year-old female asked:
Dr. Saptarshi Bandyopadhyay
20 years experience in Hospital-based practice
Depends. No set no#: Cardiac arrest occurs when d heart has trouble pumping blood 4 itself, or when electrical problems cause a malfunction. The faster the heart beats, th ... Read More
A 30-year-old female asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience in Psychiatry
Fear: If normal EKG's, no family history, nor risk factors listed and no symptoms - why are you fearful? Especially at age 25?
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