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Cardiac arrest related to brain inflammation?
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Dr. William Walsh answered
16 years experience in Addiction Medicine
Cause of death: Brain swelling (edema) will eventually cause the brain to herniate through one of the layers of protective scaffolding. This usually leads to wild fluctuations in blood pressure and rapidly to respiratory and cardiac arrest. However, the cause of death is the cause of the brian edema, not the cardiac arrest.
Answered on Jun 16, 2019
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