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Question: what is cardiac arrest really?
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Dr. Saurabh Shah answered
22 years experience in Cardiology
Heart stoppage: A cardiac arrest literally translates to heart stop. Ultimately this means that heart's main function to pump blood to vital organs has abruptly halted. The heart may fail to pump when the electrical impulse which signals the heart muscle when to pump becomes too fast, too slow, or even if normal in the event that the muscle is unresponsive to the current.
Answered on Apr 16, 2015
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