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A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. William Walsh
16 years experience 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 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 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 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 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Joseph De Santi
28 years experience 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 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Bennett Werner
43 years experience 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 52-year-old member asked:
Dr. John Garner
15 years experience Cardiology
Yes: It is indeed possible. In fact, this is precisely the point of the medication. Once a cardiac arrest has begun, however, removing the effect of the op ... Read More
A 52-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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A 47-year-old male asked:
Dr. Michael Moran
32 years experience Cardiology
Depends on: Why you had the cardiac arrest. If due to coronary artery disease, you should avoid simple carbs and get plenty of aerobic exercise. Look at lowglycem ... Read More
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A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Saurabh Shah
22 years experience Cardiology
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
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