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Cardiac Arrest During Surgery
Vasovagal attack during surgery caused cardiac arrest. Doctors want to attempt another laparoscopic to remove gallbladder ? Chances of arrest again ?
Carotid receptors : Patients may develop cardia arrest from any kind of surgery. Regarding to solar surgery ( tonsillectomy ) since anatomically are located close to carotids , it may cause mechanical pressure on carotid receptors and cause bradycardia and possibly arrest. It's not very common anyway... ...Read more
Cardiac arrest: Cardiac arrest related to tonsil surgery is the same as cardiac arrest from any anesthetic procedure. There are multiple possible causes but usually hypoxia or a toxic effect of the anesthetic are involved and often an underlying known or unsuspected cardiac problem. It is a complex problem and fortunately uncommon. ...Read more
There is an article about how a girl died from going into cardiac arrest from tonsil surgery. How does that happen?
How likely is it to die or have severe complications from breast augmention surgery? Such as cardiac arrest or blood clot ?
Very low: The risks you describe are anesthetic complications which are usually less than 1 of 1000. Breast augmentation does have complications of infection or wound related problems on the order of 2-4%. Late complications like capsular contracture or deflation may occur in 20% or more patients. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
What can happen if your heart starts to beat too quickly? I need to know if you can go into cardiac arrest or something like that. Are there any procedures/surgeries that could fix it?
After cardiac resuscitation during surgery, is it viable/possible to resume anesthetics? (Propofol/Remifentanil)
Many options: Asystole , ventricular fibrillation, ventricular tachycardia, torsades des pointes, . The ventricles fail to provide significant arterial flow to the aorta and the pulmonary artery, the systemic arterial pressure drops below critical level leading to cerebral hypoperffusion and syncope. If prolongued brain death occurs within 5 minutes at normothermia. ...Read more
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Sometimes people: Have a cardiac arrest preceded by an arrhythmia, or abnormal heart rhythm. Not always from a blockage of a coronary artery. The rhythm that may respond to coughing is called ventricular tachycardia. If th epatient coughs hard, it may sometimes trigger the neves to the heart that slow the heart rate and at least temporarily return the rhythm to one that is less dangerous. But you must seek help. ...Read more
Can an electrocardiogram prevent sudden cardiac arrest in young teenagers/adults who die during marathons?
Screen test: ECG is used because it is relatively inexpensive. We have no good cost effective screening test. Cardiac arrest is rare when compared to the numbers of exercising population. Tests become more effective when a specific question within the effectiveness of the test are the reason for the test. ...Read moreSee 5 more doctor answers
In 65 y/o female with asthma and previous cardiac arrest W/ROSC during Pulm. Embolectomy W/ CPB. Which is safest method for pericardial window?
Complicated question: You ask a VERY complicated question about a complex medical history. The 1st thing to ascertain: "why do you need a pericardial window?" Normally, they are for recurrent cardiac effusions; despite the dramatic surgery & event, effusions aren't typical after cardiac arrest. 2nd, need to know why pulm embolism developed. TTYD or use HealthTap Prime to find answers/specialists. Not enough space here. ...Read more
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