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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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How to go into cardiac arrest from a tonsil surgery?

How to go into cardiac arrest from a tonsil surgery?

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

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How can someone have cardiac arrest from tonsil surgery?

How can someone have cardiac arrest from tonsil surgery?

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

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There is an article about how a girl died from going into cardiac arrest from tonsil surgery. How does that happen?

Possibilities....: These types of cases are often related to anesthesia complications. Not sure about the exact case you are referring to but, thankfully, this is an uncommon complication of surgery. When it does happen, it is usually due to an anesthesia complication. ...Read more

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How likely is it to die or have severe complications from breast augmention surgery? Such as cardiac arrest or blood clot ?

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 more

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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?

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?

Yes: Most tachyarrythmias- fast heart can be treated medically, or specifically diagnosed, and treated with electrical ablation or surgical maze operations. Venticular tachycardia and fibrillation can occur, but decreased by proper diagnosis and therapy. ...Read more

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After cardiac resuscitation during surgery, is it viable/possible to resume anesthetics? (Propofol/Remifentanil)

After cardiac resuscitation during surgery, is it viable/possible to resume anesthetics? (Propofol/Remifentanil)

Yes: It is conceivable , in order to terminate the surgery , not necessarily to complete it, and to take control of certain functions of the body, like the respiratory system and the oxygenation of the brain and other vital organs. ...Read more

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What cause cardiac arrest during c sections?

What cause cardiac arrest during c sections?

Or any operation: Bleeding clot embolism anesthesia or drug toxicity or interaction pre-existing heart or lung disease. Specific: amniotic or air embolism eclampsia and hypertension there are more but this is a sample. ...Read more

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Dr. Louis Gallia
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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


Dr. Thomas Fiala
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Cardiac (Definition)

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