A 52-year-old member asked:
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Is cardiac arrest a painful way to go?

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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 might pass out before noticing what even happened. In between these two extremes there is a huge range of symptoms.
Answered on Jul 7, 2015
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