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A 23-year-old male asked:

My brother's heart stopped after 80% kidney stone surgery as per doctors and now treatment on that is going on. can u please explain why that happened?

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Dr. Saptarshi Bandyopadhyay
Hospital-based practice 22 years experience
Anesthesia, probably: I am not clear on what a "80% kidney stone" means, but usually, cardiac arrest during a procedure is related to anesthesia or medications given around the time of sedation. It is more likely if you have heart problems to begin with (heart disease, heart failure, etc.) But, sometimes, bad luck happens even in the hospital, so it could have been timing. Best wishes, hope all goes OK the 2nd time.
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