Top
10
Doctor insights on: Cardiac Arrest In Children Is Usually Caused By

Share
1

1
Describe the conditions that most often cause cardiac arrest in children an infants?

Describe the conditions that most often cause cardiac arrest in children an infants?

Respiratory failure: Infants & children generally experience cardiac arrest after a period of declining respiratory function. In illnesses like asthma, progessive pneumonia, bronchiolitis etc., effective oxygen exchange begins to fail, the child works harder until they are exhausted and give out. At some point, the heart develops a rhythm disturmance & quits pumping.Drowning or trauma+ lung compromize will also do it. ...Read more

See 1 more doctor answer
Dr. Creighton Wright
3,921 doctors shared insights

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


2

2
Can albuterol cause cardiac arrest in children?

Can albuterol cause cardiac arrest in children?

No, but: If you overdose on any drug, you can get very ill or die. Even water, right? If albuterol is given in excess, it can become toxic. If a child (or adult) has such a bad asthma attack that they need to take constant or frequently repeating doses of albuterol, they should go to the er as uncontrolled asthma is a true emergency and there are other treatments available at the hospital. ...Read more

See 1 more doctor answer
4

4
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

See 1 more doctor answer
5

5
What causes cardiac arrest?

What causes cardiac arrest?

Many things: Cardiac arrest may occur in the setting of acute myocardial infarction, profound refractory shock or electrical heart problem. ...Read more

See 1 more doctor answer
6

6
What are causes of cardiac arrest?

What are causes of cardiac arrest?

Many: Clogged arteries to the heart, pulmonary embolus, electrolye abn , congenital heart disease, drug s both legal and illegal, etc. ...Read more

7

7
Can breaking up with someone cause cardiac arrest?

Can breaking up with someone cause cardiac arrest?

Yes, but not likely.: Patients with coronary artery disease + other heart disease r @ risk 4 stress induced arrythmias. These r irregular heart rhythms, the most serious of which is cardiac arrest. So, yes, the stress of a breakup, or major loss of any kind may contribute 2 cardiac arrest in a patient with heart disease. This would b unlikely in a healthy person, but go c a doc if u do not feel right. Dr mike. ...Read more

See 2 more doctor answers
8

8
How can sudden fright or shock cause cardiac arrest?

Rarely if ever: There is coronary spasm as a known entity, but not so much from fright! fight, fright, flight does stimulate a significant chemical Epinephrine and norepinephrine response and superimposed on coronary atherosclerosis could cause trouble. ...Read more

9

9
What can cause your body shocks through cardiac arrest?

What can cause your body shocks through cardiac arrest?

Cardiac arrest: Not sure what you're asking. If you have cardiac arrest you're dead unless something is done. CPR and a defibrillation(electrical shock treatment)presently give one the best chance of survival. If you meant something else please be clearer with your question. ...Read more

10

10
Can you tell me the symptoms and causes of cardiac arrest ?

Can you tell me the symptoms and causes of cardiac arrest ?

You die: Once you die you will not have symptoms unless somebody saves your life with cpr. Heart disease is from smoking, high cholesterol, diabetes, high blood pressure, and family history. ...Read more

Dr. Neigatha Graney
1 doctor shared a insight

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
5 doctors shared insights

Cardiac (Definition)

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