A 59-year-old member asked:
Describe the features of cardiac arrest.?
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Dr. Michael DePietro answered
34 years experience in Pulmonary Critical Care
Heart stops: Cardiac arrest is when the heart stops beating effectively. The heart actually ceases to beat or the heart has other electrical rhythm disturbances in which the heat no longer can work as a pump. Because of the lack of blood flow to the brain, patients become comatose, and stop breathing. Unless the condition is reversed quickly, death follows. CPR can provide some protection until help arrives.
Answered on Jun 10, 2014
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