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A 37-year-old male asked:
Dr. Calvin Weisberger
50 years experience in Cardiology
Heart disease: A cardiac arrest patient will rapidly lose consciousness, no pulse, no audible heart tones, no response to stimuli, the patient will also rapidly lose ... Read More

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A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ryan Cooley
28 years experience in Cardiology
Death: There may be several symptoms that precede cardiac arrest. These include chest pain, palpitations, fainting or near fainting spells or shortness of b ... Read More
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A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Klaus d Lessnau
35 years experience in 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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A 53-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael DePietro
34 years experience in Pulmonary Critical Care
Maybe: In many cases the answer is no. In some cases there may be signs of underlying coronary artery disease. So increasing episodes of chest pain, chest p ... Read More
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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 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. 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 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 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Rick Koch
Dr. Rick Koch answered
21 years experience in Cardiology
No: Not at all.
A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Dennis Clifford
42 years experience in Pulmonary Critical Care
No: However, there is a reason for sinus tachycardia which may lead to further cardiac difficulties. Get checked for possible reasons.
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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 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Carlos Orrego
27 years experience in Cardiology
Macrolides: Zpac belongs to a class of medications called macrolides which have been associated with malignant arrhythmias and sudden cardiac death . However, ... Read More
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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 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 37-year-old female asked:
Dr. Gerald Neuberg
37 years experience in Cardiology
Gosh: U are jumping from a to z. I hope no one had cardiac arrest. Most people have some pvcs (extra beats or skip beats), usually harmless in absence of he ... Read More
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A 24-year-old male asked:
Dr. Donald Colantino
60 years experience in Internal Medicine
Possibly: Metabolic alterations such as acidosis or alkalosis have been known to affect both ekg morphology and cardiac rhythm. Therefore changes in serum elect ... Read More
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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 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 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 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ruben Altman
59 years experience in Cardiology
Not always: Sudden cadiac death may be associated with asymtomait congenitalt abnormalities such as arrhythmogenic right ventricular cardiomyopathy, long qt synd ... Read More
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A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ed Friedlander
43 years experience in Pathology
Absolutely: However, this is a diagnosis of exclusion, and far less common in babies than an unsafe sleep environment. The channelopathies are a family of illness ... Read More
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 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. James Chapman
40 years experience in Cardiology
Yes: Beta blockers are commonly used to decrease the frequency and severity of ventricular arrhythmias. Depending on your situation (state of your heart, ... Read More
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A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Calvin Weisberger
50 years experience in Cardiology
Cardiac arrest: Propranolol in extremely high dose might be able to cause bradycardic cardiac arrest. In the usual dose ranges that happenstance is unlikely. Tachycar ... Read More
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