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A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. William Walsh
16 years experience in Addiction Medicine
In opiate overdose: But that is often late in the game, as your brain is much more sensitive than your heart to the lack of oxygen, and the arrest is likely to go poorly.

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A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. William Walsh
16 years experience in Addiction Medicine
IM not so much: Narcan (naloxone) can reverse respiratory depression caused by opiate overdose, but if that has lead to a respiratory arrest causing cardiac arrest, t ... Read More
A 54-year-old member asked:
Dr. Sue Ferranti
28 years experience in Internal Medicine
Narcan (naloxone)....: Narcan (naloxone) reverses the effects of a narcotic overdose. So, if the cardiac arrest is thought to be due to a narcotic overdose, then Narcan (nal ... Read More
A 54-year-old member asked:
Dr. William Walsh
16 years experience in Addiction Medicine
Well....: Narcan (naloxone) will reverse the opiate effect if it is circulated by chest compressions; however, if you have a cardiac arrest from an opiate overd ... 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 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 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Joseph De Santi
28 years experience in Family Medicine
Arresting Narcan (naloxone): It depends entirely on the method of delivery and the interval circulation during the arrest. The medication will certainly do its pharmacologic acti ... Read More
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gutti Rao
Dr. Gutti Rao answered
45 years experience in Hospital-based practice
Yes: Sarcoidosis of heart can cause arrhythmias which may result in death.
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A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Calvin Weisberger
50 years experience in Cardiology
Heart disease: Foxglove is one.
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. Bennett Werner
43 years experience in Cardiology
2 causes: Broadly speaking, there are 2 causes of cardiac arrest: ventricular fibrillation and asystole.
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 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. R. Kannan Mutharasan
17 years experience in Cardiology
See below: This refers in general to what the primary underlying problem is. Cardiac arrest means that the main problem was the heart, whereas respiratory failur ... Read More
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Bennett Werner
43 years experience in Cardiology
Yes: If the Narcan (naloxone) can reach the circulation, it will work. CPR can provide a reduced blood flow that is adequate to reverse the opiate. Injecti ... Read More
A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Dennis Clifford
42 years experience in Pulmonary Critical Care
Yes: Sarcoidosis of the heart can block the electrical system and cause both arrhythmias and heart block which can lead to cardiac arrest. This is a very s ... 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. Creighton Wright
55 years experience in General Surgery
Not much: . A few seconds perhaps critical problem.
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A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Donald Jacobson
39 years experience in Psychiatry
Yes, it can: Please read the accompanying article which is full of interesting information on marijuana: cardiac arrest following cannabis use: a case report www. ... Read More
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A 54-year-old member asked:
Dr. Bennett Werner
43 years experience in Cardiology
It works: Lidocaine is rarely effective whereas amiodarone is often effective at suppressing recurrent, sustained ventricular tachycardia which is it's primary ... Read More
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 33-year-old female asked:
Dr. Alan Wartenberg
48 years experience in Addiction Medicine
No: In the absence of any other evidence of heart disease, particularly coronary or ischemic heart disease, ventricular bigeminy is a benign rhythm that u ... Read More

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