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Can leukemia cause a cardiac arrest?

Can leukemia cause a cardiac arrest?

No: Not in and of itself. However, some of the drugs used in the treatment od leukemia can be cardiotoxic. In addition, patients with leukemia are often very i'll and may have underlying conditions that become more problematic during treatment. ...Read more

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Dr. Liawaty Ho
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Leukemia (Definition)

Leukemia is a malignant hematologic neoplasm that originates in the bone marrow and represents a clonal proliferation of hematopoietic elements belonging to any of the myeloid, lymphoid, erythroid, and megakaryocytic lineages. Of note, other hematologic neoplasms like lymphoma or myeloma may demonstrate a leukemic phase without actually originating in the bone marrow ...Read more


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Do blood cancers such as leukemia or lymphoma increase the risk of sudden cardiac arrest?

Do blood cancers such as leukemia or lymphoma increase the risk of sudden cardiac arrest?

Yes: Indirectly - circulating lymphoma and leukemia cells can make blood hyper coagulable (more thick and likely to clot). If a clot is formed or travels to a coronary artery, the risk of sudden death is very high. ...Read more

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Can stress cause a cardiac arrest?

Can stress cause a cardiac arrest?

Stress: It is possible depending on whether you have underlying medical problems or not. A more commonly recognized temporary decrease in function of the heart (takasubo's) has been related to stress. ...Read more

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What can cause a cardiac arrest in a bulimic?

What can cause a cardiac arrest in a bulimic?

Electrolytes: Bulimia lends itself to upsetting the normal chemistry in the blood which is needed to normal functioning of the heart. Not allowing the body to absorb nutrients prevents having the needed sodium and potassium levels. When this balance is off the heart may go into a toxic rhythm leading to death. ...Read more

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Does sarcoidosis sometimes cause a cardiac arrest?

Does sarcoidosis sometimes cause a cardiac arrest?

Yes: Cardiac involvement in sarcoid is not uncommon but most pts experience arrrhythmias that are usually self limited. However some pts cand develop extensive granulomatous infiltration of the heart conduction system and are at risk for suuden death defibrillators have been of some help. Also pts with advanced fibrosi can develop a rv cardiomyopathy with increased potential for arrest. ...Read more

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What would cause a cardiac arrest after a sinus arrest?

What would cause a cardiac arrest after a sinus arrest?

Vagal stimuli: Sinus arrest, results in asystole. The atrioventricular node may rescue with an idioventricular rhythm in the 30's. If this doesn't rescue within 10 seconds, syncope usually happens. If it extends beyond 20 seconds this is cardiac arrest. If rescue pacing or CPR not started, brain death occurs within 5 minutes. Total asystole may be caused by acute severe hyperkalemia. ...Read more

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What could cause a cardiac arrest after a sinus arrest?

What could cause a cardiac arrest after a sinus arrest?

Arrest: Sinus arrest is usually followed by a junctional escape or ventricular escape beat. If no escape mechanism took place and a sinus impulse didn't appear then cardiac arrest would be possible. Practically this is a rare event unless the heart is very sick. ...Read more

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I was wondering what would cause a cardiac arrest after a sinus arrest?

I was wondering what would cause a cardiac arrest after a sinus arrest?

Multifactorial: Sinus arrest is a cardiac arrest initially affecting the atria. Usually, an idioventricular escape rythm follows but when it doesn't then total asysyole occurs resulting in sudden death. Acute hyperkalemia of enough severity could cause total asystole. Sinus arrest can be triggered by vagal stimulation. ...Read more

Dr. Creighton Wright
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Heart Attack (Definition)

Heart attack is a life-threatening condition in which the blood vessels that supply the heart becomes occluded and thus the heart itself is not longer receiving any blood flow. Without this blood flow, the heart muscle dies and cannot pump blood to the ...Read more


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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