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A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Richard Williams
17 years experience in Pharmacy
Absolutely: Many drugs , if taken in excess, that regulate heart rate can cause a cardiac arrest. In particular drugs like digoxin is a major contributor to emerg ... Read More

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A 46-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ira Friedlander
41 years experience in Cardiac Electrophysiology
Years of alcohol: abuse can lead to an alcoholic cardiomyopathy. Cardiomyopathy can lead to ventricular arrhythmia. Ventricular arrhythmia can lead to sudden death. In ... Read More
A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. Alireza Maghsoudi
21 years experience in Cardiology
Needs full work up: It could be many things including electrolyte abnormality, effects of anesthesia or cardiac problems.
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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 52-year-old member asked:
Dr. William Goldsmith
Specializes in Critical Care
Many things: Cardiac arrest can be caused by many problems with the heart. The most common is a heart attach which can cause fatally abnormal rhythms when the hear ... Read More
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A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mark Rasak
32 years experience in Cardiology
Many: Clogged arteries to the heart, pulmonary embolus, electrolye abn , congenital heart disease, drug s both legal and illegal, etc.
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A 34-year-old male asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience in Psychiatry
911: Call 911.
A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. Rick Koch
Dr. Rick Koch answered
21 years experience in Cardiology
In general...no: In general...No. Ventricular fibrillation causes loss of consciousness almost immediately.
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A 52-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Vogt Lowell
Specializes in Pediatric Cardiology
Maybe: If cardiac arrest is the result of infarction the angina associated with the event can be painful. If cardiac arrest is due to an arrhythmia you migh ... Read More
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A 46-year-old male asked:
Dr. Michael Moran
32 years experience in Cardiology
Depends on: Why you had the cardiac arrest. If due to coronary artery disease, you should avoid simple carbs and get plenty of aerobic exercise. Look at lowglycem ... Read More
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