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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)

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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Can leukemia cause cardiac arrest?

Can leukemia cause cardiac arrest?

Yes: Sepsis renal failure stroke heart attack. Even anaphylaxis to chemotherapeutics. ...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

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Can mental stress cause a cardiac arrest? Or in an elderly patient would this be rare?

Can mental stress cause a cardiac arrest? Or in an elderly patient would this be rare?

Rare but possible: It's very rare, but the incidence of heart attack (with arrest) increases during periods of stress. One published account looked at the incidence of heart attacks in LA immediately before and after the big earthquake in the '90s. (absolute number was low, yet much higher relatively after the earthquake). ...Read more

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I have an incomplete right bundle branch block is it dangerous nd can cause a cardiac arrest?

I have an incomplete right bundle branch block is it dangerous nd can cause a cardiac arrest?

Irbbb usually safe: Irbbb is usually an ECG anomaly that may speak of some right sided enlargement or strain (can occur in atrial septal defect or in pulmonary processes with right heart strain). It can also occur innocuously and unrelated to cardiac structural changes. It does not typically imply impending conduction system collapse and is not a predictor for cardiac arrest or sudden cardiac death. ...Read more

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Does pancreatic cancer cause a cardiac arrest?

Does pancreatic cancer cause a cardiac arrest?

Not usually: Other features of dehydration, metastasis, chemical imbalances can do that in association. ...Read more

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What causes sudden cardiac arrest?

What causes sudden cardiac arrest?

Long list: Sudden cardiac death had several causes: Coronary disease or heart attack may cause sudden cardiac death, but also sudden death can occur in patients with cardiac abnormality of the heart muscle that can be detected on echo cardiogram and sometime undetected on cardiac echo, electrical genetic anomaly may cause sudden death ...Read more

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Can dehydration cause cardiac arrest?

Can dehydration cause cardiac arrest?

Dehydration: Severe dehydration and increase the viscosity of the blood (make it more sluggish). The average normal person will tolerate this. If there is underlying limitation of blood flow to the heart (blockage in the arteries), problems could arise. ...Read more

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Can propranolol cause cardiac arrest?

Can propranolol cause cardiac arrest?

Cardiac arrest: Propranolol in extremely high dose might be able to cause bradycardic cardiac arrest. In the usual dose ranges that happenstance is unlikely. Tachycardic cardiac arrest is unlikely on propranolol. ...Read more

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Does cardiac arrest cause hypernatremia?

Not directly: Cardiac arrest by itself would not cause hypernatremia but if the patient has become dehydrated during the events that led to the cardiac arrest, that may explain it. ...Read more

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What cause cardiac arrest during c sections?

What cause cardiac arrest during c sections?

Or any operation: Bleeding
clot embolism
anesthesia or drug toxicity or interaction
pre-existing heart or lung disease.

Specific: amniotic or air embolism
eclampsia and hypertension
there are more but this is a sample. ...Read more

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What causes sudden cardiac arrest in young people?

What causes sudden cardiac arrest in young people?

Cardiac arrest: A number of causes underlying cardiac disease like hypertrophic cardiomyopathy, arrythmogenic right heart cardiomyopathy, could be sudden clot if has a familial disposition to hypercoagulability (Leiden factor V, Protein S or C), Wolf Parkinson White rarely, Long QT syndrome (if given the wrong meds), other genetic variants as well as cocaine, amphentamines, alcohol poisoning and other drugs. ...Read more

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Dr. Creighton Wright
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Heart Attack (Definition)

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


Dr. M. Hytham Beck
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Cardiac (Definition)

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