A 53-year-old member asked:
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Is having a cardiac arrest a painful way to die?

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Dr. Anatoly Belilovsky
34 years experience in Pediatrics
Not particularly.: It's more like a fainting spell without recovery.
Answered on Mar 12, 2013

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