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A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. Erin Robertson
18 years experience in General Practice
Tough question: We know some risk factors - prolonged QT Syndrome, hypertrophic cardiomyopathy, blunt trauma to the chest, possibly SUDEP (sudden unexpected death in ... Read More
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A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Tonga Nfor
15 years experience in Cardiology
Abnormal rythm: Cardiac arrest in young people is most commonly cause by an abnormal rhythm that originates from the pumping chamber of the heart (ventricle). Heart a ... Read More
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A 53-year-old member asked:
Dr. Luke Hermann
24 years experience in Emergency Medicine
Depends: Undiagnosed structural heart problems can (very rarely) lead to a cardiac arrest in what appears to be an otherwise healthy person. Certain illegal dr ... Read More
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A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gutti Rao
Dr. Gutti Rao answered
45 years experience in Hospital-based practice
Very rare: Unless some one an underlying diseases such as hypertrophic cardiomyopathy, the likelyhood of having a cardiac arrest is remote.
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A 23-year-old male asked:
Dr. Frank Kuitems
38 years experience in Internal Medicine
Maybe: valuation to prevent said nothing athletes can be done by an exam by my making position and or cardiologist and echocardiogram and EKG along with a fa ... Read More
A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Frederick Tibayan
22 years experience in Thoracic Surgery
No: Hyperkalemia causes cardiac arrest in diastole.
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 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Luke Hermann
24 years experience in Emergency Medicine
Very rarely: Primary cardiac arrest (not related to choking, drowning, etc) is exceedingly rare in children but can happen. Structural problems in the heart that a ... Read More
A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Yash Khanna
56 years experience in Family Medicine
NOT REALLY: No but has it has been described by many of my patients it may feel like to some at some times when they feel heart pacing, chest pain and difficulty ... Read More
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A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Rodney Del Valle
35 years experience in Anesthesiology
No: Only cardiac arrest associated with a direct heart injury like a blunt trauma in a motor vehicle accident. Or accidental shooting.
A 24-year-old male asked:
Dr. Rick Koch
Dr. Rick Koch answered
21 years experience in Cardiology
No: No. Matthew you have asked about virtually every beta blocker out there. Ate you talking with your physician?
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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 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. Christian Assad
13 years experience in Cardiology
VTac VFib: The most important to know probably are Ventricular Tachycardia, Ventricula Fibrillation.
A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Holly Barth
8 years experience in General Practice
Underlying Condition: Most commonly, if this were to happen, an athlete would have an underlying heart condition. What you may be referring to is that long-term athletes ca ... Read More
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A 28-year-old male asked:
Dr. Thomas Knecht
30 years experience in Endocrinology
Blood clot, atheroma: Hi. A sudden heart attack (MI) is caused when a lesion in an artery that projects into the lumen (called an atheroma, and made of inflammatory cells, ... Read More
A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Sue Ferranti
28 years experience in Internal Medicine
Yes...: Cardiac arrest means that the heart is no longer beating. When the heart stops, breathing also stops, called a respiratory arrest. However, a person c ... Read More
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A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. James Cain
35 years experience in Nephrology and Dialysis
No: Cardiac arrest is not especially associated with sodium disorders.
A 50-year-old member asked:
Dr. Raymundo Romero
21 years experience in 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 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 24-year-old male asked:
Dr. John Szawaluk
30 years experience in Cardiology
Unlikely: Unless one has a anaphylactic reaction.
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A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Rick Koch
Dr. Rick Koch answered
21 years experience in Cardiology
Extremely: Unlikely but may get high heart rates due to beta agonist.
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 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Carlo Hatem
24 years experience in Pulmonary Critical Care
Very common: Hundreds of thousands every year in the US.

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