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Cardiac arrest drugs

A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Richard Williams
Pharmacy 18 years experience
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
Dr. Richard Williams
Pharmacy 18 years experience
Yes: Many drugs that regulate heart rate can cause cardiac arrest if taken in excess. These may include digitalis, beta blockers, calcium channel blockers,... Read More
Dr. Rada Ivanov
Pulmonary Critical Care 31 years experience
Absolutely: Not even including recreation drugs, an overdose of any of which may cause cardiac arrest, prescription drugs such as many heart or blood pressure med... Read More

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A 41-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ira Friedlander
Cardiac Electrophysiology 42 years experience
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 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. Alireza Maghsoudi
Cardiology 22 years experience
Needs full work up: It could be many things including electrolyte abnormality, effects of anesthesia or cardiac problems.
Dr. Creighton Wright
General Surgery 56 years experience
Or any operation: Bleeding clot embolism anesthesia or drug toxicity or interaction pre-existing heart or lung disease. Specific: amniotic or air embolism eclamp... Read More
A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. John Munshower
Family Medicine 30 years experience
Cardiac arrest: By definition, cardiac arrest is the cessation of normal circulation of the blood due to failure of the heart to contract..
A 43-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
A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. Wojciech Skrzypiec
Pulmonary Critical Care 36 years experience
By itself - NO: Cardiac arrest leed to stoping in blood flow and this result in unconsciousness. There can be pain just before depending on the cause of cardiac arres... Read More
A 44-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
A 39-year-old male asked:
Dr. Creighton Wright
General Surgery 56 years experience
Avoid arrest: American heart assn. Has recommendations: diet is part of avoiding risk, non smoking blood pressure control lipids control regular cardiovascula... Read More
A 24-year-old member asked:
Dr. Saurabh Shah
Cardiology 23 years experience
Heart stoppage: A cardiac arrest literally translates to heart stop. Ultimately this means that heart's main function to pump blood to vital organs has abruptly halt... Read More
A 51-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Depietro
Pulmonary Critical Care 35 years experience
Heart stops: Cardiac arrest is when the heart stops beating effectively. The heart actually ceases to beat or the heart has other electrical rhythm disturbances i... Read More

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