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Can the vagal nerve stimulation device cause cardiac arrest?

Can the vagal nerve stimulation device cause cardiac arrest?

A first: I am not aware of any reports of this happening, and a quick search of the literature turned up nothing. ...Read more

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Nerve (Definition)

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


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What can I expect when having a vagal nerve stimulation device operation?

What can I expect when having a vagal nerve stimulation device operation?

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 more

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What is the definition or description of: vagal nerve stimulation?

Electrical pulses : Vagus nerve stimulation prevents seizures by sending small pulses of electrical energy to the brain via the vagus nerve. These pulses are supplied by a device something like a pacemaker commonly implanted under skin in the chest. ...Read more

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Can I use a continuous hr monitoring device like fitbit to predict chances of a cardiac arrest or similar issues.

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

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What OTC medications can directly cause cardiac arrest within 24 hours?

What OTC medications can directly cause cardiac arrest within 24 hours?

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

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Please tell me, could brain rumors cause cardiac arrest?

Please tell me, could brain rumors cause cardiac arrest?

Brain rumors?: I imagine you meant to write brain "tumors". A brain tumor wouldn't directly cause a heart attack, but a person with a brain tumor could certainly have a cardiac arrest, especially related to surgery or other treatment complication. ...Read more

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Wat causes a heart attack. Do all lead to cardiac arrest?

Wat causes a heart attack. Do all lead to cardiac arrest?

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 more

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Is it possible for atrial flutter to cause cardiac arrest?

Is it possible for atrial flutter to cause cardiac arrest?

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 more

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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