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Dr. Qamar Khan
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Cardiac Arrest (Overview)

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 restored the patient dies.


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Describe the features of cardiac arrest.?

Describe the features of cardiac arrest.?

Heart stops: Cardiac arrest is when the heart stops beating effectively. The heart actually ceases to beat or the heart has other electrical rhythm disturbances in which the heat no longer can work as a pump. Because of the lack of blood flow to the brain, patients become comatose, and stop breathing. Unless the condition is reversed quickly, death follows. CPR can provide some protection until help arrives. ...Read more

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Dr. Qamar Khan
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Cardiac Arrest (Overview)

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 restored the patient dies.


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What symptoms of cardiac arrest are the most common?

What symptoms of cardiac arrest are the most common?

Death: There may be several symptoms that precede cardiac arrest. These include chest pain, palpitations, fainting or near fainting spells or shortness of breath. Unfortunately many patients suffer cardiac arrest without any warning symptoms. ...Read more

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Living with Coronary Artery Disease (Tip)

Living with Coronary Artery Disease

Most heart attack patients take aspirin, a beta blocker and Lipitor (atorvastatin) or equivalent. ...See more

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Improving Heart Health (Checklist)

Find an activity you enjoy, and do it daily for at least 20 minutes
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Intensify workouts by doing max intensity for 2 min, every 5-10 min
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How to tell if these are signs of cardiac arrest?

How to tell if these are signs of cardiac arrest?

Cardiac arrest: Cardiac arrest means the heart stops. Unfortunately, cardiac arrest is too often the first "symptom" of coronary artery disease. Think James Gandolfini, for example. ...Read more

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Pain in chest. Is there a test that will confirm whether i had a cardiac arrest?

Pain in chest. Is there a test that will confirm whether i had a cardiac arrest?

Well...: Cardiac arrest means your heart stopped, so if you are typing and breathing, probably not. If you are wondering about a heart attack (myocardial infarction) the emergency room can run several tests, in the context of other tests, can confirm if chest pain is heart related. ...Read more

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Living with Coronary Artery Disease (Tip)

Living with Coronary Artery Disease

Be aware that diabetes, hypertension & high cholesterol are risk factors for heart attack & stroke! ...See more

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Treating an Abnormal Heart Rhythm (Checklist)

Make healthy lifestyle choices
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Stop smoking and avoid second-hand smoke
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Avoid excessive amounts of caffeine and alcohol
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Had ekg, echo, &blood tests normal. Any reason to fear cardiac arrest? Severe anxiety & hypochondria. Nauseous and sweaty. 18 years old

No reason.: Your age and the normal tests which i assume were part of a normal physical evaluation appear to make you anextremely low risk for cardiac arrest. So now you have to figure out why you are so anxious about getting sick and dying. Seeing a therapist would be the next step to help you get over this uncomfortable feeling. ...Read more

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I want to know my options for treating cardiac arrest?

I want to know my options for treating cardiac arrest?

Yes or No: Your only option is to decide in advance. Either you want to be resuscitated, or you wish have a "do not resuscitate" order/ advanced directive.. ...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


Dr. Brad Goldenberg
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Cardiac (Definition)

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