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Pre cardiac arrest symptoms

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Dr. Calvin Weisberger
Cardiology 51 years experience
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
Dr. Creighton Wright
General Surgery 56 years experience
Collapse: If standing or sitting fall down. If lying down, pulseless and a few gasps. If you see, call 911' do basic life assessment and chest compressions.

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A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ryan Cooley
Cardiology 29 years experience
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
Dr. Vasudev Ananthram
Cardiology 32 years experience
No heart function: Cardiac arrest means complete cessation of heart function. This leads to complete stop of blood circulation and death if not rescued immediately. B... Read More
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Dr. Klaus d Lessnau
Pulmonary Critical Care 36 years experience
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
A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Depietro
Pulmonary Critical Care 35 years experience
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
A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. John Garner
Cardiology 16 years experience
Nothing to say: While many patients with this problem experience an extremely brief period of dizziness and lightheadedness, possibly also some nausea just prior to l... Read More
A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Sue Ferranti
Internal Medicine 29 years experience
Heart stops...: In cardiac arrest, the heart stops beating. So, the person will be unconscious, unarousable and have no pulse and not be breathing. The person is clin... Read More
A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Sue Ferranti
Internal Medicine 29 years experience
Heart stops...: In a cardiac arrest, the heart stops beating so the person would become unconscious and not have a pulse. If cpr, or cardiopulmonary resuscitation, is... Read More
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Dr. Ed Friedlander
Pathology 44 years experience
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. Ehab Kasasbeh
Cardiology 20 years experience
Cardiac arrest: By definition cardiac arrest present with cessation of heart function. This might be preceded by chest pain, a sensation of impending doom, or heart f... Read More
A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Hesham Hassaballa
Pulmonary Critical Care 22 years experience
Not many...: "sudden cardiac arrest" means a sudden stopping of the heart. There usually is no warning. That's why it is so deadly.

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