Doctor insights on: How long one can live after a massive heart attack with a cardiac arrest
Myocardial Infarction means some of the heart muscle dies because of insufficient oxygen supply. Most often this occurs because the coronary artery is blocked by plaque & clot. Other causes include tears in the artery wall, extremely high oxygen demand (eg, rapid arrhythmia, heart valve disorder, or severe systemic illness.) Prompt treatment can minimize heart damage & ...Read more
After a cardiac arrest in a normal person with heart attack, how long are patients in the hospital for?
What are the chances of survival after a massive heart attack followed by angioplasty that causes a cardiac arrest? Now ef 52%, BP 100/70 and pulse 68
There are a lot of variables that determine prognosis like;
time from when the heart attack started to when the angioplasty was done
the ef -52% is good
it would be important to be on a medical regimen to prevent a recurrence and then to try and go to cardiac rehab. ...Read more
Asystole is no beat at all. Flaccid still heart.
Cardiac arrest :
includes that and ventricular fibrillation or tachycardia, which are ineffective rhythyms and no pulse.
These can happen with a heart attack which is death of some portion of the heart muscle. ...Read more
See below: Heart attack only means that there is area of the heart deprived of blood flow and the muscles supplied by the involved blood vessel die. Cardiac arrest means the heart stops beating the person has a sudden death and has to be resuscitated. ...Read more
MI cardiac arrest:
http://en. Wikipedia. Org/wiki/Myocardial_infarction
Sign of cardiac arrest is no pulse and you fall over and look like you're dead.
Heart association web site has lots of information ...Read more
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Yes...: Cardiac arrest is when the heart actually stops. A heart attack is due to decreased blood flow to a part of the heart muscle. A heart attack can lead to cardiac arrest, but not always. And, there are other etiologies of cardiac arrest besides heart attack. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Absolutely.: There are many noncardiac causes of cardiac arrest. BP control, other risk factor modification definitely improves your health and longevity. The best way to think is shifting a curve - kind of like this image. Even coronary artery disease is possible with excellent BP control, cholesterol and risk modification. But it is less likely. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Cardiac arrest is survivable if promptly dealt with~! Many Defibrillators are available now and people who know CPR (Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation) save many lives from Cardiac arrest each year, ONCE IN THE HOSPITAL CARDIAC DEATH IS HIGHLY UNLIKELY!
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Call 911: If you think you are having a heart attack, seek immediate medical attention. If you have a cardiac arrest, someone else will have to do it for you. ...Read more
Unusual but yes: This would be pretty unusual, but can occur. Some people have congenital abnormalities that can cause this. Additionally, use of stimulants such as Cocaine and methamphetamine scan cause this. Occasionally, we see patients who have very accelerated coronary disease- there is often a family history of early heart attacks. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
The heart STOPS an needs to be restarted. ....or Cardiopulmonary resuscitation begun or death occurs... IT IS A FORM OF HEART ATTACK which is a more GENERAL term for any acute heart issue (coronary etc)
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Heart, cva: A heart attack is when a blood vessel to the heart blocks off and a part of the heart is damaged. A cardiac arrest can be the result of a heart attack. Cardiac arrest is when the heart suddenly stops pumping for one reason or another. A heart attack can cause cardiac arrest. A cardiac arrest isn't necessarily caused by a heart attack. A stroke is blocked brain blood vessels and resultant brain dam ...Read more
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