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A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. John Munshower
Family Medicine 30 years experience
Cardiac arrest: By definition, cardiac arrest is the cessation of normal circulation of the blood due to failure of the heart to contract..
Dr. Creighton Wright
General Surgery 56 years experience
Heart not pumping: Can be total non function= dead or more commonly ventricular fibrillation or tachycardia with no effective pumping and potential salvage with CPR and ... Read More
Dr. Volkan Tuzcu
Pediatric Cardiology 31 years experience
Arrest : Sudden arrest of heart function, usually either heart rhythm is abnormal or as a result of MI a large part of heart muscle dies.

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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
Dr. Frank Mayo
Pulmonary Critical Care 48 years experience
Many things: Cardiac arrest may occur in the setting of acute myocardial infarction, profound refractory shock or electrical heart problem.
Dr. Mark Rasak
Cardiology 33 years experience
Many: Clogged arteries to the heart, pulmonary embolus, electrolye abn , congenital heart disease, drug s both legal and illegal, etc.
A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. Wojciech Skrzypiec
Pulmonary Critical Care 36 years experience
By itself - NO: Cardiac arrest leed to stoping in blood flow and this result in unconsciousness. There can be pain just before depending on the cause of cardiac arres... Read More
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
A 39-year-old male asked:
Dr. Creighton Wright
General Surgery 56 years experience
Avoid arrest: American heart assn. Has recommendations: diet is part of avoiding risk, non smoking blood pressure control lipids control regular cardiovascula... Read More
A 24-year-old member asked:
Dr. Saurabh Shah
Cardiology 23 years experience
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
A 51-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Depietro
Pulmonary Critical Care 35 years experience
Heart stops: Cardiac arrest is when the heart stops beating effectively. The heart actually ceases to beat or the heart has other electrical rhythm disturbances i... Read More
A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. Creighton Wright
General Surgery 56 years experience
Avoid it: If you are asking to die, that requires some analysis and treatment. To avoid cardiac arrest, behave well! no smoking regular exercize monitor su... Read More
A 22-year-old male asked:
Dr. Neal Kraus
Hospital-based practice 11 years experience
Both: It is a sign- the culmination and end result of any and all diseases.
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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

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