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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 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 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mark Rasak
32 years experience in Cardiology
Many: Clogged arteries to the heart, pulmonary embolus, electrolye abn , congenital heart disease, drug s both legal and illegal, etc.
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A 34-year-old male asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience in Psychiatry
911: Call 911.
A 50-year-old member asked:
Dr. Nestor Del rosario
33 years experience in Addiction Medicine
See below: Heart attack only means that there is area of the heart deprived of blood flow and the muscles supplied by the involved blood vessel die. Cardiac arre ... Read More
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Dr. Howard Rubin
46 years experience in Cardiology
Heart attack: That depends on how much muscle is damaged. If 40% or more of the heart muscle is damaged, the mortality is greater than 50% from heart failure. But t ... Read More
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A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jason Rubenstein
19 years experience in Cardiology
Not visibly. : There is usually atrial activity, either the occasional retrograde atrial activation, or just the normal sinus rate progressing along unaffected by th ... Read More
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A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Murali Chiravuri
40 years experience in Cardiology
Maintains heart rate: The normal heart rate is roughly between 60 to 100 beats per minute. For some, there is difficulty in maintaining adequate heart rates for a variety ... Read More
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A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Steven Ajluni
34 years experience in Cardiology
Arrhythmia: Scd typically refers to a sudden loss of effective contraction of the heart muscle and implies a life-threatening arrhythmia. Usually this is VT or vf ... Read More
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A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Hesham Hassaballa
21 years experience in Pulmonary Critical Care
Big Difference : A "heart attack" is damage to the heart as a result of the lack of blood flow to the heart. Cardiac arrest means that the heart muscle has stopped ... Read More
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A 41-year-old female asked:
Dr. David Miller
9 years experience in Family Medicine
Symptoms: Pvcs and tachycardia might be symptoms of an underlying heart disease but they are not, in and of themselves, heart disease. It's like a fever being a ... Read More
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A male asked:
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 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. Marvin Ott
19 years experience in Emergency Medicine
See Below: LBBB= Left Bundle Branch Block. This means that the normal conduction system of your heart is not functioning properly. Not to worry, your heart has o ... Read More
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A 31-year-old male asked:
Dr. Thomas Knecht
30 years experience in Endocrinology
Pretty well: Hi. As with any test in medicine, there is a limit of detection. However, those tests look very good in your favor. What are your dad's cardiac risk f ... Read More
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. George Horng
19 years experience in Pulmonary Critical Care
No rhythm to reset: Shocking the heart resets the electrical system of the heart. In asystole, there is no electrical activity to reset.
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A 53-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Vogt Lowell
Specializes in Pediatric Cardiology
Abnormal hrt rhythm: It's an abnormal heart rhythm in the heart of a fetus.
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Dr. Jesus Yap
Dr. Jesus Yap answered
52 years experience in Cardiology
Yes: Yes . I would . Check with your doctor preferably a cardiologist as to why and what the next step should be. There are many important information miss ... Read More
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A 24-year-old male asked:
Dr. Tamanna Nahar
Specializes in Cardiology
Abnormal EKG: Should be evaluated by an electrophysiologist. If you have a short PR and PSVT - rule out re entrant tachycardias. You need a specialist evaluation th ... Read More
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A 51-year-old member asked:
Dr. Frederick Tibayan
22 years experience in Thoracic Surgery
See below ...: cardiac arrest: pumping or rhythm abnormality so severe that the flow of blood thought the heart is super low or zero - incompatible with life unless ... Read More
A 41-year-old female asked:
Dr. Geoffrey Rutledge
40 years experience in Internal Medicine
Not necessarily: SV="supraventricular rhythm" which is normal. PVCs are "extra beats" that sometimes lead to the feeling of a thump or irregular heart beat. By thems ... Read More
A 32-year-old male asked:
Dr. Steve Springer
23 years experience in Family Medicine
The "Brady Bunch": I make the odd reference above simply to highlight that a heart rate slower than 60 docs refer to as "bradycardia". As long as you don't have any sym ... Read More
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A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Pankaj Kulshrestha
38 years experience in Thoracic Surgery
Cardiac arrest : Risk is higher if there is positive family history for sudden cardiac death.
A 39-year-old female asked:
Dr. Tamanna Nahar
Specializes in Cardiology
Normal : Low heart rates w/out symptoms can be nl in healthy active individuals. The fact that ur hr increases w/ movement is helpful and points towards normal ... Read More
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