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Can The Vagal Nerve Stimulation Device Cause Cardiac Arrest
The brain and spinal cord communicates with what is occurring in the internal organs and limbs by nerve fibers where are like electrical wires with insulation (myelin) and the "copper" (axon). Within brain and spinal cord these nerves connect to other nerves via synapses on both axons and dendrites. A nerve can carry information regarding sensations, and ...Read more
VNS surgery: is done as an outpatient under general anesthesia. The procedure takes about an hour. Two incisions are made, one just under the collar bone on the left for the device (it is placed under the skin on top of the muscle). A second incision is made in the neck to attach the lead to the vagus nerve in the carotid sheath. The device is tested before plastic surgery is done to close. Home in 2-3 hrs. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Can I use a continuous hr monitoring device like fitbit to predict chances of a cardiac arrest or similar issues.
No: If you are concerned about this you should speak with your physician. If you are asymptomatic with no family history of heart problems your risk of a cardiac arrest at age 34 is negligible. Heart attacks rarely occur below age 40, with some exceptions. Other causes of "cardiac arrest " occur but are NOT at all common, such as: cardiomyopathy, myocarditis and conduction(electrical)problems. ...Read more
Over-the-Counter Medications: Over-the-Counter Medications, depend on what you want to by. The list is infinite. Vitamins, analgesics, cough meds, weight loss. In the event you have allergic reaction, all may go bad, therefore you always must read the side effects, contraindications, and interactions with medications you are taking, and check it in the internet. Usually cardiac arrest is well spelled out and in bold letters, ...Read more
Narrowed artery: Heart attack is usually caused by narrowing of a coronary artery to the heart. When the artery occludes from slow flow of blood through a narrowed artery damage to the heart muscle occurs . That is a heart attack.Not all heart attacks lead to cardiac arrest. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Cardiac arrest: Cardiac arrest is a term when the heart can't pump any blood. Atrial flutter rarely causes this problem unless there is very fast conduction into the lower part of the heart or if the atrial flutter degenerated into another rhythm condition (this may occur in patients with significant structural heart disease). ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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