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Does hypoxia by itself lead to cardiac arrest?

Does hypoxia by itself lead to cardiac arrest?

Potentially: Hypoxia means an inadequate amount of oxygen in the blood. Is can lead to vital organs not receiving enough oxygen to survive. If the heart is starved for oxygen this can lead to ischemia or heart cell death which can cause either failure or an abnormal rhythm which leads to a cardiac arrest. ...Read more

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Dr. Barbara Lavi
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Hypoxia (Definition)

Hypoxia, is a condition in which the body as a whole or a region of the body is deprived of adequate oxygen supply. It is classified into 4 groups: - hypoxemic - oxygen is low - anemic - decreased ability for hemoglobin to carry oxygen. - ischemic - decreased blood flow. - histotoxic - oxygen is reaching the cells, but the cells are unable to use ...Read more


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My grandmother of age 70 got cardiac arrest and hypoxic brain injury occured. How long it will take to recover?

My grandmother  of age 70 got cardiac arrest and hypoxic brain injury occured. How long it will take to recover?

Well : The majority of the recovery occurs the first three or four days. Then there can be some slow recovery of brain function. You really need to ask your neurologist or intensive care doctor what they think the prognosis is and what progress she's making ...Read more

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Could a short walk (or similar exercise) lead to cardiac arrest?

Could a short walk (or similar exercise) lead to cardiac arrest?

In coronary disease: With or without exercise a patient with significant coronary artery disease could have a heart attack which results in a cardiac arrest without warning. ...Read more

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Can mulitfocal pvcs lead to cardiac arrest?

Yes: If a PVC hits in the wrong area of rhythym ventricular tachycardia or fibrillation can be induced. It is an infrequent occurrence but is possible. ...Read more

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Can swallowing anesthesia lead to cardiac arrest?

Can swallowing anesthesia lead to cardiac arrest?

Which one?: Possible but extremely unlikely depending upon type & amount. ...Read more

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Wat causes a heart attack. Do all lead to cardiac arrest?

Wat causes a heart attack. Do all lead to cardiac arrest?

Narrowed artery: Heart attack is usually caused by narrowing of a coronary artery to the heart. When the artery occludes from slow flow of blood through a narrowed artery damage to the heart muscle occurs . That is a heart attack.Not all heart attacks lead to cardiac arrest. ...Read more

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Can arrhythmia or tachycardia caused by a panic/anxiety attack lead to cardiac arrest or cardiac event if so what age gender and race is more at risk?

Can arrhythmia or tachycardia caused by a panic/anxiety attack lead to cardiac arrest or cardiac event if so what age gender and race is more at risk?

Not usually. : Typically stress/anxiety causes the heart to race by activating the "adrenaline" part of the nervous system. Only in rare conditions like long qt syndrome does this cause serious arrhythmias. Since you smoke your risk of heart artery blockage is greater than that for a non-smoker. ...Read more

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How does sudden fright or shock lead to a cardiac arrest?

How does sudden fright or shock lead to a cardiac arrest?

Adrenaline: A sudden fright or other event can cause a rush of adrenaline (aka epinephrine) that then causes an increased risk of a fatal arrhythmia. This would be vanishingly rare without severe preexisting disease. ...Read more

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Always anxited about getting any big disease. Will this anxiety lead me to cardiac arrest?(18 years old male)

Always anxited about getting any big disease. Will this anxiety lead me to cardiac arrest?(18 years old male)

Severe anxiety: Clearly you worry way too much. Your info says nothing about heart disease so I have to assume that as an 18 yr old who has never smoked ( very good!) that your heart is healthy. The worry should not lead to cardiac arrest but i bet you would feel so much better if you got some help. Please get a referral for cognitive behavioral therapy and see your doctor about possibly trying some medication. ...Read more

Dr. Creighton Wright
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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


Dr. Robert Kent
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Cardiac (Definition)

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