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Is it possible to have cardiac arrest & lived?

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Dr. Sue Ferranti
28 years experience in Internal Medicine
Yes......: During a cardiac arrest, the heart stops contracting so that there is no blood being circulated to the organs. Cardiopulmonary resuscitation is performed to restore contractility. If successful, the person survives. The longer it takes to "re-start" the heart, the more likely there will be residual effects, like brain injury due to decreased oxygen to the brain during the arrest.
Answered on May 29, 2017

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