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elderly patient given diuretics when extremely sleepy due to cough medicine didn't intake more than 50 ml water in 20 hours, suffers sudden cardiac arrest. did severe dehydration cause this? patient has no prior history of heart disease!

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Dr. Robert Kwok
32 years experience Pediatrics
Many things possible: Many things are possible in life. It's hard to guess about what happened to a person, on a free public forum. A consultation with a doctor who takes care of elderly patients, and who can review the entire situation, may shed light on the matter. Such a review takes a lot of doctor time and usually several visits.
Answered on Jan 22, 2020
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