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Coma After Cardiac Arrest
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. ...Read moreSee 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 ...Read more
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. ...Read more
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?
ACLS....: Cardiac arrest is when the heart stops beating. When this occurs, advanced cardiac life support protocols are followed and include cpr, administration of medication and converting the heart rhythmn by "shocking" the heart. This is initiated (hopefully) wherever the cardiac arrest occurs and the effort is continued in the hospital once the patient is transported there. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Very quickly: Some cyanosis may occur before death.Get a more detailed answer ›
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