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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
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
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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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