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Can leukemia cause a cardiac arrest

A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Edward Gold
43 years experience Internal Medicine
No: Not in and of itself. However, some of the drugs used in the treatment od leukemia can be cardiotoxic. In addition, patients with leukemia are often v ... Read More
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A 50-year-old member asked:
Dr. Raymundo Romero
21 years experience Medical Oncology
YES: Untreated, active or relapsed acute leukemias can lead to many complications. Ei: kidney failure, liver failure and cardiac arrest typically known as ... Read More
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A 25-year-old male asked:
Dr. Scott Diede
28 years experience Pediatric Hematology and Oncology
Possible...: The most probable causes of cardiac arrest in someone has leukemia or lymphoma would not be from the disease itself, but by the treatment. When initia ... Read More
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A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Hesham Hassaballa
21 years experience Pulmonary Critical Care
Technically, yes. : There is a condition called "broken heart syndrome, " where severe stress can cause cardiac arrest. It is quite rare, but it has definitely been descr ... Read More
A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mitchell Zeitler
38 years experience Anesthesiology
Electrolytes: Bulimia lends itself to upsetting the normal chemistry in the blood which is needed to normal functioning of the heart. Not allowing the body to abso ... Read More
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A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Arnon Rubin
23 years experience Internal Medicine
Yes: Sarcoid can affect the conduction (electrical system) of the heart and cause abnormal heart rhythms and event cardiac arrest.
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A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mario Matos-Cruz
38 years experience Thoracic Surgery
Vagal stimuli: Sinus arrest, results in asystole. The atrioventricular node may rescue with an idioventricular rhythm in the 30's. If this doesn't rescue within 10 s ... Read More
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Calvin Weisberger
50 years experience Cardiology
Arrest: Sinus arrest is usually followed by a junctional escape or ventricular escape beat. If no escape mechanism took place and a sinus impulse didn't appea ... Read More
A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mario Matos-Cruz
38 years experience Thoracic Surgery
Multifactorial: Sinus arrest is a cardiac arrest initially affecting the atria. Usually, an idioventricular escape rythm follows but when it doesn't then total asysyo ... Read More
A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Klein
20 years experience Family Medicine
Yes, if indirectly: While many drugs can be stopped cold turkey, almost all will cause some level of withdrawal. Withdrawal symptoms from narcotic drugs such as heroin o ... Read More

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