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Cardiac Arrest Induced Coma
Brain injury: With the cardiac arrest and even with immediate CPR and defibrillation, hypoxia brain injury can occur so the induced coma is to, try to reduce he damage and allow recovery. But sometimes the brain activity will cause seizures status epilepticus - persistent unresponsive to meds sometimes.See 1 more doctor answer
Cardiac arrest: When you have cardiac arrest you are dead. Induced coma is done only when you are alive. As such it isn't a treatment for cardiac arrest. If a patient happens to be resuscitated from cardiac arrest, inducing coma can be a consideration to hope the brain will recover with less metabolic demand on it. It isn't done regularly. We are considering if cooling post arrest survival is as useful as thought
What is the average time a patient, who is in coma due to a cardiac arrest for 15-25 mins, will take to show signs of improvement?
Poor prognosis: If they had no spontaneous circulation requiring CPR for >15 minutes, the prognosis is very poor. There may be irreversible brain injury. The prognosis is not determined by the timing, however. It's determined by their condition. If there's no brainstem activity, there will likely be no recovery. IF they have higher cortical activity, recovery is likely, will be slow, and may be incomplete.
Freaking out! ER doc gave me 100mg tramadol and I read side effects. Would this cause bad effects like cardiac arrest/coma/seizure from that dose?
Unlikely: They must list every possible even when rare! Rare even with large doses over long time.See 1 more doctor answer
Limited: One needs full details to be sure, but the pattern is gloomy.
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.See 1 more doctor answer
Many reasons...: Sometimes there is an unknown congenital heart defect which goes undiagnosed and then results in a sudden cardiac arrest during exercise. Sometimes, an object, like a baseball, hits the chest at just the right time during the cardiac cycle resulting in cardiac arrest. So, there are many reasons for this unfortunate event to occur.See 2 more doctor answers
Yes or No: Your only option is to decide in advance. Either you want to be resuscitated, or you wish have a "do not resuscitate" order/ advanced directive..See 1 more doctor answer
Not sure: I am not sure that I understand your question please clarify.
Rare yes: Not likely but possible. You need multiple factors. In the young, usually need heart abnormality like unusual anatomy, abnormal arteries, certain valve disease, thickened heart, etc. Short of that, exercising to severe dehydration can lead to vascular collapse and cardiac arrest.See 1 more doctor answer
Clarify: I'm not sure I understand your question. If you mean not driving a car, the concern would be that you might lose consciousness while driving. People who have had problems with fainting or seizures have Imipramine restrictions. If you mean not using the resuscitation cart, it must be restocked after it is used in an arrest.See 2 more doctor answers