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How effective is atropine for treating cardiac arrest?

How effective is atropine for treating cardiac arrest?

Cardiac arrest: Atropine is not used for cardiac arrest. About the only effective drug in cardiac arrest is epinephrine. Once cardiac rhythm other than vfib or pulseless electronic activity occurs we then can try other drugs depending on what's present but at that point the arrest has converted to another pathologic state ...Read more

Dr. Creighton Wright
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Why atropine is no longer recommended for the treatment of cardiac arrest in adults?

Why atropine is no longer recommended for the treatment of cardiac arrest in adults?

Cardiac arrest: Studies have shown that during cardiac arrest Epinephrine works just as well without the routine use of atropine. Atropine should be used when cardiac arrest is secondary to a bradycardic arrest. ...Read more

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Is cardiac arrest a painful way to go?

Is cardiac arrest a painful way to go?

No: People who experience cardiac arrest usually lose consciousness very rapidly so in general would not feel a lot of pain. ...Read more

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Recomedition for a cardiac arrest diet?

Recomedition for a cardiac arrest diet?

Depends on: Why you had the cardiac arrest. If due to coronary artery disease, you should avoid simple carbs and get plenty of aerobic exercise. Look at lowglycemicindex.Com. Also avoid caffeine and stimulants. If another cause, like hocm, valve disease, arrhythmogenic right ventricular dysplasia or some other cause, look to treat the underlying cause first. ...Read more

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Question: what is cardiac arrest really?

Question: what is cardiac arrest really?

Stopped heart: Cardiac arrest occurs when the heart stops pumping blood forward . The stoppage is usually due to to a change in the heart's electrical rhythm that prevents the muscle cells from squeezing in an organized fashion. Cardiac arrest can also occur with a normal heart rhythm, if the heart is too weak to pump blood or too empty to have blood to pump. In any case, immediate resuscitation is needed. ...Read more

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Describe the features of cardiac arrest.?

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. ...Read more

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What are symptoms or signs of cardiac arrest?

What are symptoms or signs of cardiac arrest?

Heart disease: A cardiac arrest patient will rapidly lose consciousness, no pulse, no audible heart tones, no response to stimuli, the patient will also rapidly lose spontaneous respiration. ...Read more

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Is it possible to have cardiac arrest & lived?

Is it possible to have cardiac arrest & lived?

Yes......: During a cardiac arrest, the heart stops contracting so that there is no blood being circulated to the organs. Cardiopulmonary resuscitation is performed to restore contractility. If successful, the person survives. The longer it takes to "re-start" the heart, the more likely there will be residual effects, like brain injury due to decreased oxygen to the brain during the arrest. ...Read more

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How to tell if these are signs of cardiac arrest?

How to tell if these are signs of cardiac arrest?

Cardiac arrest: Cardiac arrest means the heart stops. Unfortunately, cardiac arrest is too often the first "symptom" of coronary artery disease. Think James Gandolfini, for example. ...Read more

Dr. Michael Kleerekoper
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Cardiac Arrest (Definition)

Most cardiac arrest episodes are due to the heart rhythm becoming inadequate to pump blood to the body. Ventricular fibrillation is commonly the abnormal rhythm associated with cardiac arrest. If effective rhythm isn't ...Read more


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Cardiac (Definition)

Cardiac translates literally to "heart, " and any place the term is seen, such ...Read more