Top
30
Doctor insights on: Cardiac Arrest Heart

Share
Dr. Creighton Wright
3,971 Doctors shared insights

Heart Attack (Definition)

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


2

2
Chest cardiac arrest heart attack, can you tell me about this?

Chest cardiac arrest heart attack, can you tell me about this?

Heart attack: Cardiac arrest is when your heart stops. A heart attack is when part of your heart is not getting enough blood flow. A heart attack can certainly trigger a cardiac arrest. Sometimes that is the first and only symptom a person with coronary artery disease will have. ...Read more

3

3
What do you advise if I have chest cardiac arrest heart attack?

911, CPR: If you have a cardiac arrest from a heart attack, you will be unconscious. People near you should call 911 and initiate cpr, including finding an AED if possible. ...Read more

4

4
I am doing a science project: what plants cause cardiac arrest, heart failure in humans?

I am doing a science project: what plants cause cardiac arrest, heart failure in humans?

Poisonous plants: Cocaine plants, apocynum cannabinum, english yew, doll's eye plants have cardiac toxins. ...Read more

5

5
Prescribed metoprolol ER (beta blocker)? Only 12.5 mg daily. Is this safe? Can this cause bradycardia or cardiac arrest/heart attack or anything?

Prescribed metoprolol ER (beta blocker)? Only 12.5 mg daily. Is this safe? Can this cause bradycardia or cardiac arrest/heart attack or anything?

Safe: That is a low dose. It can cause a slowing of the heart rate, which can be dramatic and cause symptoms in some individuals. Arrest is rare. You should have your heart rate and ECG checked initially to make sure you are ok on your current dose. ...Read more

6

6
Can a 30 year old have cardiac arrest & a heart attack I just won't too now?

Can a 30 year old have cardiac arrest & a heart attack I just won't too now?

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 more

7

7
Can someone who has had a cardiac arrest and heart stops continue to breathe?

Can someone who has had a cardiac arrest and heart stops continue to breathe?

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 more

8

8
What's the difference between cardiac arrest and heart attack and their symptoms?

What's the difference between cardiac arrest and heart attack and their symptoms?

Cardiac arrest: The heart STOPS an needs to be restarted. ....or Cardiopulmonary resuscitation begun or death occurs... IT IS A FORM OF HEART ATTACK which is a more GENERAL term for any acute heart issue (coronary etc)
Hope this is helpful!
Dr z ...Read more

9

9
Cardiac arrest and heart issues at 17. What kind of treatments are there?

Cardiac arrest and heart issues at 17. What kind of treatments are there?

Cardiac arrest: Depends on what your "cardiac issues" are. The fact that you have had a cardiac arrest places you at higher risk for medical issues later. Treatment aagain ia dependant on what your medical issues are now. ...Read more

11

11
What is the difference between cardiac arrest, a heart attack and heart failure?

What is the difference between cardiac arrest, a heart attack and heart failure?

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

13

13
What would doctors do if someone went into cardiac arrest during heart operation?

What would doctors do if someone went into cardiac arrest during heart operation?

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 more

14

14
Please advise if it's likely that I will experience cardiac arrest or heart failure while I sleep after a caffeine overdose?

Please advise if it's likely that I will experience cardiac arrest or heart failure while I sleep after a caffeine overdose?

Caffeine overdose: What happens to you after a caffeine overdose is highly dependent on your condition going into the od. If you were otherwise normal, your risk would be far lower than if you had serious cardiac disease. Overdosing on anything is bad. ...Read more

16

16
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?

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 more

17

17
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 more

18

18
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?

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 more

19

19
If you are in cardiac arrest, is your heart motionless or quivering?

If you are in cardiac arrest, is your heart motionless or quivering?

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 more

20

20
How do I decrease my chances of getting a cardiac arrest of the heart?

How do I decrease my chances of getting a cardiac arrest of the heart?

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

21

21
What is the difference between a cardiac arrest and a heart attack?

What is the difference between a cardiac arrest and a heart attack?

Heart stops: With arrest. Heart attack usually caused by blocked vessel. ...Read more

22

22
How does the AHA distinguish between cardiac arrest and a heart attack?

Different: Cardiac arrest is when heart stops. No further heartbeat.
Heart attack is when a coronary artery gets blocked and there is no further blood or Oxygen going to a portion of myocardium (heart muscle) that dies unless flow is restored quite rapidly. ...Read more

23

23
What long term effect does a cardiac arrest have on your heart?

What long term effect does a cardiac arrest have on your heart?

Depends: On degree of damage or not.
If with heart attack and dead muscle it can be severe.
If a chemical issue, and no damage the heart may be fine. ...Read more

25

25
Can you tell me what are the chances of going into cardiac arrest if you have heart failure due to afib?

Can you tell me what are the chances of going into cardiac arrest if you have heart failure due to afib?

Heart failure: If you have heart failure from atrial fibrillation then your heart function could be reversed with good rate control and treatment of atrial fibrillation by medical therapy or cardioversion and/or ablation. If heart function is not improved and it is severely reduced then you will be at risk for sudden heart death. ...Read more

27

27
What are the ways to prevent cardiac heart arrest?

What are the ways to prevent cardiac heart arrest?

Assess risk factors: Stop smoking, moderate regular exercise, healthy eating, framingham risk calculator, monitor and treat abnormal cholesterol, consider coronary calcium screening, keep blood pressure in appropriate range.
Report for prompt medical evaluation for new or worrisome chest pain or palpitations. ...Read more

28

28
A bulimic person is in danger of cardiac heart arrest, but why?

A bulimic person is in danger of cardiac heart arrest, but why?

Definitely yes: Bulimics are constantly vomiting - this screws up their acid-base status as well as their electrolytes (like sodium and potassium) in their blood - these imbalances irritate the heart tissue and makes it much more likely to have cardiac arrest. ...Read more

29

29
Can the heart stop beating when one is having a cardiac arrest?

Can the heart stop beating when one is having a cardiac arrest?

Cardiac arrest: A heart attack is when a blood vessel to the heart blocks off and a part of the heart is damaged. A cardiac arrest can be the result of a heart attack. Cardiac arrest is when the heart suddenly stops pumping for one reason or another. A heart attack can cause cardiac arrest. A cardiac arrest isn't necessarily caused by a heart attack. It canbe an ineffective heart rhythm. ...Read more

30

30
What causes athletes to have sudden heart attacks/cardiac arrest?

What causes athletes to have sudden heart attacks/cardiac arrest?

Strctural heart dis: Sudden cardiac arrest is usually due to conduction disease or hypertrophic cardiomyopathy. Pete maravich died of coronary artery disease during a pick up game. It turns out he only had 1 coronary artery. It is the main reason athletes at all levels have preliminary cardiac clearence. ...Read more

Dr. Ronald Krauser
5 Doctors shared insights

Cardiac (Definition)

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


Dr. Cornelius O'leary jr
2 Doctors shared insights

Cardiac Arrest (Definition)

The abrupt loss of heart function in a person who may or may not ...Read more


Find us on Facebook