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How Long Can The Heart Stop Before You Get Brain Damage
Anything that disrupts tissue integrity can cause brain damage: lack of or reduced oxygen (stroke), viamin deficiency, pressure (hydrocephalus, or, bleeding or tumor inside the skull), blunt or penetrating trauma; infection; inflammation (immune system mediated or otherwise); toxins (alcohol, ecstasy, lead, mercury, arsenic, to name but a few); diseases (ms, diabetes, ...Read more
Possibly: Any time your heart stops pumping, the blood in your arteries and veins stops flowing. Therefore all of the organs are not getting the blood they need to function. The brain is a very sensitive organ and can get damaged if it is not receiving proper blood flow. There are ways to check the brain for such damage. Talk to your doctor about seeing a neurologist. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Could a pacemaker keep an individuals heart beating after a cardiac arrest. If the answer to the above question is yes, then how long would it continue to assist the heart in beating and would it help to prevent brain damage until medical help arrives.
Maybe: This depends on the length of time the brain was without blood flow, and the situation after the person was revived. In fact now many patients after CPR can be treated with hypothermia, which involves cooling the body slightly while the patient is sedated, (roughly to a temp of 93 degrees f) for about 24 hrs, this lowers the risk of brain damage in many cases. Many other factors involved however. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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I took sudafed and BP went to 217/117 from normal, had heart pain, headache, blood urine, ringingears, visual spots, would brain damage be permanent?
Probably not, but...: That is dangerously high bp! if it remained like that for more than 10-15 minutes, given those symptoms a trip to the er is in order! ...Read more
I was hypotensive for 3-4 hours with ataxia, slurring, racing heart, dizziness, from being dehydrated. Could this cause brain damage?
Possible: Possible, unlikely. Go to ER ASAP for evaluation/treatment. ...Read more
Resp. Infection?Pain in lungs and middle of chest, shortness of breath, for 3months. Running makes it worse. I am also suspicious of heart/brain damage
Infection?: If you are having these symptoms you definitely need to see a doctor asap. The internet is no place in which to solve problems of this nature. Go and be evaluated and i hope that things are less dire than you suspect. Good luck. ...Read more
Can serotonin syndrome cause brain damage/dementia/heart damage? Took high dose ADHD meds and effexor (venlafaxine).
Unlikely: Serotonin Syndrome may cause fevers and seizures but unlikely dementia or heart failure. Speak with your doctor if you are concern of the dosage and quantity of your medications More info on serotonin syndrome: http://www.mayoclinic.org/diseases-conditions/serotonin-syndrome/basics/definition/con-20028946 ...Read more
I have symptoms of severe B12 deficiency/pernicious anemia but also derealization, brain damage, and heart problems could these occur from the B12 def.?
Yes except heart: B12 deficiency can cause a variety of neurological symptoms including "derealization"; it can adversely affect brain function but that damage should be reversible. It can cause high homocysteine which increases risk of cardiovascular disease ; anemia puts stress on hearts, but it should not directly cause heart problems i someone your age. See http://bit.Ly/1hlbiaz. ...Read more
My sister went with oxygen for 7 minutes and a heart attack she a diabetic and had very low blood pressure kidney damage will she have brain damage?
Not sure: Adults who are deprived of oxygen due to cardiac arrest for over 5 minutes usually suffer brain damage. However since she did not have a cardiac arrest and,despite very low blood pressure, she may have had enough cerebral circulation to avoid significant brain damage. However because of diabetes and smoking history, she may have come vascular disease which increases her risk. Hope for the best. ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers
Cardiac arrest: There are no hard and fast rules and if the body is significantly cooled the brain can last longer than we used to think it could. This is why we're beginning to chill cardiac arrest patients when appropriate. In general after a couple of minutes of no blood flow nothing is likely to be coming back. After a minute, maybe...... ...Read more
How do you know if you're having panic attacks? Outta no where i get nervous sweat heart and mind race sometimes get dizzy how can I make this stop?
Sounds like it: The missing usual symptom is the sensation that you are going to die (during attack / as result of it). Unfortunately, only long-term resolution is to address whatever is triggering them. This requires seeing a therapist/psychologist to identify problem. Your dr or a psychiatrist can work with you & therapist to rx meds to reduce severity of symptoms while working on problem. Get seen. ...Read more
3 wk Hr, 4 Brain: Start of your last period is used as part of the 40 weeks (so for the first two weeks, sperm and ovum haven't even been introduced). Then conception occurs. By the time you realize you missed a period, heart (3rd week) and brain/spinal cord will have formed (4th week post conception, or 6th week of pregn. Of 40 weeks). Amazing! http://www.Mayoclinic.Com/health/prenatal-care/pr00112. ...Read more
Exercise!: Regular aerobic exercise (running, walking, treadmill, bike etc) will supply lots of extra blood and oxygen to all the organs of the body. And eventually cause new blood vessels to grow. Aim to do exercise daily, at a pace sufficient to make you sweat and get a little short of breath. ...Read more
Every time that I get my heart rate up the chemo brain comes back why and will it ever get better?
Chemo Brain: Consider seeing a doctor of natural medicine or a nutritionist for some detoxing. As we release toxins from our body it can cause symptoms before being excreted. Raising heart rate MAY be doing this. Balance between detox and excretion is important. Peace and good health. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Hello doctor :) I don't know flaw of garlic because I trying to eating it everyday I want get my brain and my heart better (I usually forget,delirous?
In moderation, okay!: Garlic is a healthful food with anti-inflammatory, antioxidant, and other healthful properties. However, the best diet is to eat plenty of vegetables and fruits, legumes, and whole grains. Eat a variety of foods rather than just one food. Other lifestyle recommendations for heart and brain health include maintaining an optimal body weight, moderate exercise, hydration, rest, and stress management. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Hello, Dr. I am gravely concerned about my heart. I often have a resting heartbeat of at least 92 bpm. Most nights I'll be reclining in my chair and get a sharp fast jolt that seems to come from my chest all the way way up to my brain. Then, I feel lighth
PALPITATIONS W/U: Palpitations that symptomatic deserve a prompt W/U: exam/labs especially TFTS/EKG/Event Monitor/ECHO andThe discussion of treatment options with your doctor. While you are waiting eliminate caffeine focus on staying hydrated. If palpitations worsen or syncope develops go directly to the ER ...Read more
Why are you waiting?: An acute infection from a tooth into the parapharyngeal airspaces or into the cavernous sinus is a direct pathway to the brain, and airways. If this occurs, its life threatening, and you won't have a lot of time to ask questions. If you have a cavity, get it filled or get the tooth pulled. There is no way of predicting which one will blow up and which one wont. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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