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A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Richard Williams
17 years experience 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
Dr. Richard Williams
17 years experience Pharmacy
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
30 years experience Pulmonary Critical Care
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
41 years experience 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
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Dr. Rebecca Gliksman
37 years experience Internal Medicine
DM, HTN cardiac dis: Please restate your question, it did not transmit. Both DM and Hypertension ( blood pressure) effect the heart , leading to /damage narrowing of the v ... Read More
A 26-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Kwok
32 years experience Pediatrics
Many things possible: Many things are possible in life. It's hard to guess about what happened to a person, on a free public forum. A consultation with a doctor who takes c ... Read More
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A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. John Munshower
29 years experience 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 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
32 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 27-year-old male asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience Psychiatry
911: Call 911.
A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. Rick Koch
Dr. Rick Koch answered
21 years experience Cardiology
In general...no: In general...No. Ventricular fibrillation causes loss of consciousness almost immediately.
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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
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