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What would doctors do if they went into cardiac arrest during an operation?

What would doctors do if they went into cardiac arrest during an operation?

Doctors arresting?: If i had an intraoperative arrest i would hope the anesthetist and surgeon would do chest compressions, bag valve mask me, and treat the cause of the arrest. Physicians have many opinions on how they want to be treated themselves. ...Read more

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Dr. Creighton Wright
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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

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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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Does cardiac arrest hurt in any way ?

Does cardiac arrest hurt in any way ?

In general...no: In general...No. Ventricular fibrillation causes loss of consciousness almost immediately. ...Read more

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Is cardiac arrest a disease or just a sign?

Is cardiac arrest a disease or just a sign?

Both: It is a sign- the culmination and end result of any and all diseases. ...Read more

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Is asystole the same thing as cardiac arrest?

Is asystole the same thing as cardiac arrest?

Sort of: Is a calf a cow? If you are making veal parm? Cardiac arrest is the loss of pumping ability of the heart. That is measured as cardiac output (units l/min). In cardiac arrest it is 0. Asystole is usually used to refer to the lack of electrical activity in the heart. If the electrical system could be measured, it would be measured in amps (current or electrons /sec). In asystole that is 0. ...Read more

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Does flatlining always mean a cardiac arrest?

Does flatlining always mean a cardiac arrest?

Yes: It is technically called asystole and means that there is no electrical activity in the heart. A cardiac arrest can also occur without flatlining-called PEA-pulseless electrical activity. There is activity seen on EKG or monitor, but no pumping activity, usually fatal. ...Read more

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How could i decrease risk of cardiac arrest?

How could  i decrease risk of  cardiac arrest?

Preventive cardiac: Behavior and choices! no smoking regular exercize check BP and cholesterol/ fats avoid atherosclerosis, and coronary disease. ...Read more

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Dr. Tanya Russo
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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. Ira Katz
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Cardiac (Definition)

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