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Can you survive with cpr and then hours later die of heart failure?

Can you survive with cpr and then hours later die of heart failure?

Absolutely: Not every one that survives after CPR recovers to live longer. In fact, well over half of people who are resuscitated with CPR ultimately die of heart failure or arrhythmias. ...Read more

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Dr. Geoffrey Rutledge
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Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (Definition)

Broadly speaking, cardioplumonary resuscitation (cpr), is the act of compressing the heart in an effort to create blood flow. This is typically performed as "external" or "closed chest" cpr, as taught by the america heart association. When performed with assisted ventilation, it is possible to deliver enough oxygen to the heart for it to regain its ability to ...Read more


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Is a cpr-certified person required to perform cpr on a heart failure/car accident victim?

Not sure of question: Any first responder operating in good faith is likely protected by good samaritan clauses as long as care is transferred to formally trained individuals who arrive soon thereafter. If you are asking if an individual who is trained should perform CPR if first on seen, that's a moral question, not a legal one. One would hope that any help is better than none would be the deciding factor to help. ...Read more

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If heart failure patients retain fluid in their system can they die from drowning?

Similar: Pulmonary edema from heart failure is an excess of water in the lungs. The water in drowning itself causes problems as it can contain bacteria and pulls water out of the cells in the lung. The water from heart failure, if removed, has not usually caused an injury to the lung itself. If not removed, it will lead to death. ...Read more

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Will death by heart failure feel the same as death by heart attack?

Will death by heart failure feel the same as death by heart attack?

No: Heart failure with shortness of breath, edema, weight gain, fatigue, cyanosis of lips. Heart pain with heart attack and may have heart failure in addition. ...Read more

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Can my dad who is 92 and has a pacemaker and defibulator still die from heart failure his arteries are beginning to clog up again?

Can my dad who is 92 and has a pacemaker and defibulator still die from heart failure   his arteries are beginning to clog up again?

Yes: We all die from something. The ppm/aicd work to regulate rhythm and rate. CHF is more a disorder of inadequate "squeeze" by the muscle. "clogged" arteries can lead to heart attack / infarction, which is another problem altogther. Hope this helps. ...Read more

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If a has 2 heart attacks before a year & now cardiomegaly & lungs filled with fluid means symptoms of conngestive heart failure. Will he survive?

If a has 2 heart attacks before a year & now cardiomegaly & lungs filled with fluid means symptoms of conngestive heart failure. Will he survive?

It depends: Heart attacks can lead to congestive heart failure because of a loss of heart muscle. This can result in a decrease in the squeezing function of the heart. This is turn can lead to fluid building up in the lungs causing shortness of breath. Heart failure can be treated with appropriate medications and diet restrictions. Your cardiologist would be in a better position to give you an assessment. ...Read more

Dr. Joseph Shen
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Heart Failure (Definition)

Heart failure is a complex set of conditions in which the heart "fails" to pump a normal amount of blood with each beat. This can be due to poor squeezing function (systolic heart failure) and/or a stiff heart incapable of filling normally (diastolic heart failure). Common symptoms include swelling and trouble breathing, particularly when ...Read more