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How can you tell when someone goes into cardiac arrest?

How can you tell when someone goes into cardiac arrest?

No pulse: Cardiac arrest as the name implies is when the heart stops. When your heart stops beating, blood carrying oxygen does not flow to your body and brain. The body ceases all functions (you stop breathing, you are unconscious, the skin turns pale or blue). The best way to tell if someone is in cardiac arrest is to use a heart monitor (like carried by ems personel) to monitor activity of the heart. ...Read more

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Dr. Creighton Wright
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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


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How to tell if these are signs of cardiac arrest?

How to tell if these are signs of cardiac arrest?

Cardiac arrest: Cardiac arrest means the heart stops. Unfortunately, cardiac arrest is too often the first "symptom" of coronary artery disease. Think James Gandolfini, for example. ...Read more

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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

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Can you tell me how to tell if I have signs of cardiac arrest?

Can you tell me how to tell if I have signs of cardiac arrest?

Cardiac arrest: If you die suddenly you probably have cardiac arrest. You won't know it however. When you have cardiac arrest your blood flow loss means you'll pass out in a few seconds. Should you feel suddenly like you're about to pass out best to call out for help and hope CPR is available. ...Read more

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Can you tell me about the difference between cardiac arrest and fits?

Can you tell me about the difference between cardiac arrest and fits?

Cardiac arrest: Cardiac arrest is generally a severe rhythm disturbance of the heart which causes loss of mechanical activity. Fits is a term for seizures. Seizures are neurologic(brain)events and don't necessarily have any heart relationship. ...Read more

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How to tell if I am at risk of sudden cardiac arrest?

How to tell if I am at risk of sudden cardiac arrest?

ECHO: The best single test to stratify risk for cardiac arrest is an echocardiogram. Of course there are other factors that you should discuss with your cardiologist. ...Read more

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Can you tell me about nitro in cardiac arrest!!!!why not?

Can you tell me about nitro in cardiac arrest!!!!why not?

Cardiac arrest: In cardiac arrest there generally is not enough blood pressure present to get blood to the organs. Nitroglycerine opens up blood vessels and lowers blood pressure. This is in general counter productive to restoring the circulation when it has already failed causing cardiac arrest. ...Read more

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Please tell me, could a person who is suffering from pancreatitis likely to suffer from fits or cardiac arrest?

Please tell me, could a person who is suffering from pancreatitis likely to suffer from fits or cardiac arrest?

Pancreatitis : A person suffering from pancreatitis can become extremely ill, and because of the various things that can happen if they become very ill, then yes, it is conceivable for them to have seizures (fits) or a heart attack or cardiac arrest. It would most likely be due to extreme electrolyte imbalances. ...Read more

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Can you tell me some signs and symptoms of sudden cardiac arrest?

Can you tell me some signs and symptoms of sudden cardiac arrest?

Cardiac arrest: By definition cardiac arrest present with cessation of heart function. This might be preceded by chest pain, a sensation of impending doom, or heart fluttering, or low blood pressure symptoms. ...Read more

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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. James Krick
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Cardiac (Definition)

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