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Can the after effect of a cardiac arrest affect your thinking power?

Can the after effect of a cardiac arrest affect your thinking power?

Yes: During a cardiac arrest, there is not blood flow, and thus oxygen to the brain. Even is someone survies, they may have brain damage. At times it can be minor, but may have an affect on someones memory, congnition, personality. ...Read more

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Dr. Creighton Wright
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Idk why but for some reason I step thinking I'm going to die of cardiac arrest it scares me I don't have any health or heart condition please tell I'm overthinking ??

Idk why but for some reason I step thinking I'm going to die of cardiac arrest it scares me I don't have any health or heart condition please tell I'm overthinking ??

Fear of Cardiac: Please have an evaluation by a physician. You could be missing something important. Without a medical cause, it sounds like you are experiencing anxiety related to your physical functioning. You may benefit from discussing this with a psychologist. Often relaxation training helps. Trying to get over this on your own may not work, and your anxiety might worsen. ...Read more

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I don't feel right. Like i'm about to die or have a cardiac arrest is it possible to know that or is this anxiety?

I don't feel right. Like i'm about to die or have a cardiac arrest is it possible to know that or is this anxiety?

Panic attacks?: Lots of possibilities, but you need to see a good psychologist. You may be having panic attacks, which properly trained psychologists can successfully treat in a few sessions 90% of the time. You're taking celexa, (citalopram) which suggests you may be depressed. In any case, get thee to a good psychologist. Don't suffer for nothing. ...Read more

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Could it be right that people who have experienced cardiac arrest don't survive very long?

Could it be right that people who have experienced cardiac arrest don't survive very long?

Yes.: Survival after cardiac arrest is related to the underlying cause of the arrest (myocardial infarction, hypothermia, toxin, etc), the time from the arrest and treatment, the underlying health of the individual, and even where the arrest occurred (such as in hospital or out of hospital). Because cardiac arrest mean a lack of blood flow to the body, survival may be limited in many patients. ...Read more

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Can you explain if it's true that people who have experienced cardiac arrest don't survive very long?

Can you explain if it's true that people who have experienced cardiac arrest don't survive very long?

Cardiac arrest: Cardiac arrest can have many causes. Not all folks who are resuscitated from cardiac arrest have a poor prognosis. It really depends on the persons condition and the cause of the cardiac arrest. In general, its better to not have cardiac arrest but many folks survive long term afterward if they have the right situation. ...Read more

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Can breaking up with someone cause cardiac arrest?

Can breaking up with someone cause cardiac arrest?

Yes, but not likely.: Patients with coronary artery disease + other heart disease r @ risk 4 stress induced arrythmias. These r irregular heart rhythms, the most serious of which is cardiac arrest. So, yes, the stress of a breakup, or major loss of any kind may contribute 2 cardiac arrest in a patient with heart disease. This would b unlikely in a healthy person, but go c a doc if u do not feel right. Dr mike. ...Read more

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How can sudden fright or shock cause cardiac arrest?

Rarely if ever: There is coronary spasm as a known entity, but not so much from fright! fight, fright, flight does stimulate a significant chemical Epinephrine and norepinephrine response and superimposed on coronary atherosclerosis could cause trouble. ...Read more

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How does sudden fright or shock lead to a cardiac arrest?

How does sudden fright or shock lead to a cardiac arrest?

Adrenaline: A sudden fright or other event can cause a rush of adrenaline (aka epinephrine) that then causes an increased risk of a fatal arrhythmia. This would be vanishingly rare without severe preexisting disease. ...Read more

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I want to know what is the difference between cardiac arrest and asystole?

Overlap: Asystole is no beat at all. Flaccid still heart. Cardiac arrest : includes that and ventricular fibrillation or tachycardia, which are ineffective rhythyms and no pulse. ...Read more

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Why someone gets cardiac arrest ? And any chance of surviving that? And why sportsmen gets it they are very fit and still gets it

Why someone gets cardiac arrest ? And any chance of surviving that? And why sportsmen gets it they are very fit and still gets it

There are many: potential causes of cardiac arrest. Too many to consider answering them in this format. Many people survive cardiac arrest if they are given proper initial and subsequent care. You will have to research this issue yourself. ...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


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Cardiac (Definition)

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