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Can a cardiac arrest cause respiratory failure?

Can a cardiac arrest cause respiratory failure?

Yes...: Cardiac arrest means that the heart is no longer beating. When the heart stops, breathing also stops, called a respiratory arrest. However, a person can stop breathing even though their heart is still beating; the reverse cannot be true! ...Read more

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Respiratory System (Definition)

The respiratory system consists of all organs in the body related to breathing including the nose, mouth, trachea and lungs. All four of these are ...Read more


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Cardiac arrest v.S.Respiratory failure, what's the difference?

Cardiac arrest v.S.Respiratory failure, what's the difference?

See below: This refers in general to what the primary underlying problem is. Cardiac arrest means that the main problem was the heart, whereas respiratory failure suggests that the main problem was the lungs. ...Read more

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How are respiratory failure and respiratory arrest different?

How are respiratory failure and respiratory arrest different?

Partial versus full: The job of the respiratory system, breathing, is to get oxygen from the air into the body ( the oxygen is fuel just like it is for a fire). It is also to eliminate the waste gas which is carbon dioxide. When the respiratory system can not do this job and either oxygen levels drop or carbon dioxide levels in the blood go up it's respiratory failure. If one stopped breathing its respiratory arrest ...Read more

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Can albuterol cause cardiac arrest in children?

Can albuterol cause cardiac arrest in children?

No, but: If you overdose on any drug, you can get very ill or die. Even water, right? If albuterol is given in excess, it can become toxic. If a child (or adult) has such a bad asthma attack that they need to take constant or frequently repeating doses of albuterol, they should go to the er as uncontrolled asthma is a true emergency and there are other treatments available at the hospital. ...Read more

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How is a heart attack and cardiac arrest different?

How is a heart attack and cardiac arrest different?

See below: Heart attack only means that there is area of the heart deprived of blood flow and the muscles supplied by the involved blood vessel die. Cardiac arrest means the heart stops beating the person has a sudden death and has to be resuscitated. ...Read more

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Can propranolol cause heart failure or sudden cardiac arrest?

Can propranolol cause heart failure or sudden cardiac arrest?

No: No. Matthew you have asked about virtually every beta blocker out there. Ate you talking with your physician? ...Read more

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Could zpac cause cardiac arrest?

Could zpac cause cardiac arrest?

Macrolides: Zpac belongs to a class of medications called macrolides which have been associated with malignant arrhythmias and sudden cardiac death . However, Zpac uses a different pathway for its metabolism and supposed to be safer to use. ...Read more

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How do a heart attack and cardiac arrest differ?

How do a heart attack and cardiac arrest differ?

Overlap sometimes: 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. These can happen with a heart attack which is death of some portion of the heart muscle. ...Read more

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Can paitents of heart sarcoidosis go into cardiac arrest?

Can paitents of heart sarcoidosis go into cardiac arrest?

Yes: Sarcoidosis of the heart can block the electrical system and cause both arrhythmias and heart block which can lead to cardiac arrest. This is a very serious condition and sometimes requires a pacemaker or even an implantable defibrillator. Cardiology consultation and management is highly desirable. ...Read more

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What is the difference between cardiac arrest and cardiorespiratory arrest?

What is the difference between cardiac arrest and cardiorespiratory arrest?

Specificity...: Cardiac arrest means the heart has stopped beating whereas cardiopulmonary arrest means the heart has stopped beating and the person is not breathing. The latter is more specific but if the heart has stopped, the person will not be breathing. It is possible to have a respiratory arrest and the heart is still beating but if the heart stops, breathing stops, too. ...Read more

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Is ventricular fibrillation the cause of cardiac arrest?

Is ventricular fibrillation the cause of cardiac arrest?

One of them: It is the most common heart arrhythmia associated with cardiac arrest. It is not exact to call it the cause, since ventricular fibrillation itself has an underlying cause, most commonly coronary artery disease, but there are others. ...Read more

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New onset Cardiomyopathy. Risk for Sudden Cardiac Death and Ventricular Tachycardia.....?

New onset Cardiomyopathy.  Risk for Sudden Cardiac Death and Ventricular Tachycardia.....?

Bridging the waiting period with a Wearable Defibrillator Vest: Is a wearable defibrillator (WCD) is indicated after diagnosis of NICM, but before criteria for an ICD are met? It is a common scenario. Criteria for an ICD in patients with new NICM require waiting to assess the EF response to treatment (1). In one abstract appropriate shocks were delivered in 7% of pts with an initial diagnosis of NICM (2) -- higher than might have been predicted, as an ICD study in similar pts found a rate of SCD of 1% per year (2). The level of evidence (3) for use of the WCD during the waiting period is low (4) but the stakes may be high. We need more data and professional guidelines. (1) Bridging a Temporary High Risk of Sudden Arrhythmic Death. Experience with the WCD. PACE 2010 (2) Experience with WCD in NICM: A National Database Analysis. JACC 2014 (3) Grading the Strength of a Body of Evidence When Comparing Medical Interventions. Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality. (4) EFFECTIVENESS OF WCD. Int J of Technology Assessment in Health Care 2014 ...Read more

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Could shortness of breath lead to sudden cardiac death?

Could shortness of breath lead to sudden cardiac death?

Effect, not cause: Shortness of breath is a symptom. It can be caused by alot of different things. Some of those things could cause sudden cardiac death. For example, a heart attack can present as shortness of breath and lead to sudden death. A pulmonary embolism can cause sob and lead to death. But also remember, alot of benign things can cause sob. Needs to be properly evaluated. ...Read more

Dr. Julie Abbott
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Cardiac (Definition)

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


Dr. Darrin Cunningham
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Respiratory (Definition)

Pertaining to the work of breathing done by the chest ...Read more