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cause of cardiac arrest in children

A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. James Ferguson
46 years experience Pediatrics
Respiratory failure: Infants & children generally experience cardiac arrest after a period of declining respiratory function. In illnesses like asthma, progessive pneumoni ... Read More
Dr. Sari Nabulsi
Specializes in Pediatrics
Cardiac arrest : Cardiac arrest in children is extremely uncommon in children, but we tend to see occasionally. Causes includes severe dehydration and shock, severe in ... Read More

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A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Rick Koch
Dr. Rick Koch answered
22 years experience Cardiology
Extremely: Unlikely but may get high heart rates due to beta agonist.
Dr. Bennett Werner
44 years experience Cardiology
No, but: If you overdose on any drug, you can get very ill or die. Even water, right? If albuterol is given in excess, it can become toxic. If a child (or adul ... Read More
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A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Pavel Conovalciuc
23 years experience Family Medicine
Not very common: I don't have the exact statistics, but sudden cardiac death is not a common thing across all age groups. Children are the least affected one, though, ... Read More
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Dr. Anatoly Belilovsky
35 years experience Pediatrics
Not very, but...: Long qt syndrome and chest injury can lead to sudden cardiac arrhythmias and collapse.
Dr. Garron Miller
22 years experience Pediatrics
Not at all: The most common cause of cardiac arrest in children is due to respiratory failure.
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A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Bennett Werner
44 years experience Cardiology
2 causes: Broadly speaking, there are 2 causes of cardiac arrest: ventricular fibrillation and asystole.
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
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A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mark Rasak
33 years experience 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 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Calvin Weisberger
51 years experience Cardiology
Cardiac arrest: Emotional distress can cause cardiac arrest in a patient with an unstable underlying cardiac matrix.
A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Creighton Wright
56 years experience General Surgery
Rarely if ever: There is coronary spasm as a known entity, but not so much from fright! fight, fright, flight does stimulate a significant chemical Epinephrine and n ... Read More
A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Calvin Weisberger
51 years experience Cardiology
Cardiac arrest: Not sure what you're asking. If you have cardiac arrest you're dead unless something is done. CPR and a defibrillation(electrical shock treatment)pres ... Read More
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Klaus d Lessnau
36 years experience Pulmonary Critical Care
You die: Once you die you will not have symptoms unless somebody saves your life with cpr. Heart disease is from smoking, high cholesterol, diabetes, high ... Read More
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