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Cardiac Arrest Heart
Prescribed metoprolol ER (beta blocker)? Only 12.5 mg daily. Is this safe? Can this cause bradycardia or cardiac arrest/heart attack or anything?
Unusual but yes: This would be pretty unusual, but can occur. Some people have congenital abnormalities that can cause this. Additionally, use of stimulants such as Cocaine and methamphetamine scan cause this. Occasionally, we see patients who have very accelerated coronary disease- there is often a family history of early heart attacks. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Usually not: Once the heart arrests, the rest of the body begins to shut down until circulation is restored. Which is why its so important to get an AED or shock the heart using a defibrillator. Even if breathing continues, it is useless because there is not blood perfusing the lungs to pick up the oxygen and take it back to the heart. ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers
See below ...: cardiac arrest: pumping or rhythm abnormality so severe that the flow of blood thought the heart is super low or zero - incompatible with life unless successfully treated. heaty attack - region of heart muscle get less oxygen than it needs so the muscle dies. heart failure - heart is unable to adequately deliver oxygen to the body, or requires an unhealthy amount of filling pressure to do so. ...Read more
Unlikely: Unless one has a anaphylactic reaction.Get a more detailed answer ›
Happens everyday!: It's standard operating procedure in many heart operations for the surgeon to stop or arrest the heart and put the patient temporarily on a heart-lung machine. In fact, if one should suffer an unexpected cardiac arrest, the heart operating room is the very best place in the world for it to happen (since the resuscitation statistics there are stellar.). ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Please advise if it's likely that i will experience cardiac arrest or heart failure while i sleep after a caffeine overdose?
Can you tell me if it's likely that I will experience cardiac arrest or heart failure while I sleep after a caffeine overdose?
Can a healthy heart go into cardiac arrest or heart attack due too fear, anger, exercise, sexanxiety or any kind of stress such as: natural disaster?
Kind of: Cardiac arrest of the temporary type can occur, it is called a vaso vagal reaction, usually leads to fainting, but can cause actual stoppage of the heart for a brief time, with subsequent recovery. Heart attack can occur in a healthy heart due to severe spasms of the arteries of the heart. Are you looking to explain someone's death? ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
What benefit does the implantable cardioverter-defibrillator give to patients who have had a cardiac arrest or heart attack?
It may prevent death: Implantable cardioverter-defibrillators (icds) are used to treat ventricular tachycardia or ventricular fibrillation, which if untreated, may cause a fatal cardiac arrest. Icds can often quickly treat these conditions before permanent brain or heart damage can be done. Icds are not used to treat or prevent heart attacks, which are a "plumbing" issue. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
18 yr old cousin afraid of cardiac arrest. No heart disease symptoms but anxiety and can't sleep. Depressed due to it. No family history. How likely?
HEART DISEASE: If the information you provided is accurate, your friend's risk would be low. Nonetheless, his "anxiety" and "depression" are also concerning. The first step would be for your friend to follow up with his Doctor who might be able to put his mind at ease regarding heart disease and who might also be able to dig deeper into the possible root causes for his anxiety and depression. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Either: Cardiac arrest just means the heart is not functioning effectively as a pump. Sometimes there is chaotic electrical activity causing it to "quiver" this is ventricular fibrillation. There are other situations in which the heart is motionless, perhaps without any electrical activity at all ( asystole) or with activity bit no contractions ( pulseless electrical activity). ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Diet and exercise: Maintaining a healthy lifestyle consisting of a nutritionally balanced diet, regular exercise, a healthy weight, not smoking, reducing and managing stress, and regular check-ups with your primary care provider will provide the best opportunity to avoid a heart attack and cardiac arrest. ...Read more