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How Often Does The Electric Shock Revive Someone Who Had A Cardiac Arrest
Reset conduction: You heart has an electrical conduction system that controls how the heart muscle contracts. Often in cardiac arrest that conduction system is sending disordered electrical signals. The shock sometimes given during cpr/acls is an attempt to "reset" the conduction system so the electric signals go back to the proper order. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Had cardiac MRI today, but during the scanning I got sever headaches like there where electric shock in one side of head. I have a Reveal LinQ,normal?
MRI - Device Present: Some heart pacemakers and other devices are now being engineered to be MRI safe. Most stents are safe after a 6 to 12 week wait for the vessel wall lining to cover them with a fresh layer of cells. The implanting MD can tell you if it is safe to have a MRI.in all cases ...Read more
What benefit does the implantable cardioverter-defibrillator give to patients who have had a cardiac arrest or heart attack?
It may prevent death: Implantable cardioverter-defibrillators (icds) are used to treat ventricular tachycardia or ventricular fibrillation, which if untreated, may cause a fatal cardiac arrest. Icds can often quickly treat these conditions before permanent brain or heart damage can be done. Icds are not used to treat or prevent heart attacks, which are a "plumbing" issue. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Only if slow: A pacemaker will revive you from a dangerously slow heart rhythm. Most fatal arrhythmias however are due to ventricular arrhythmias that lead to cardiac arrest. These are very fast rhythms in which a pacemaker won't do anything for but an implantable defibrillator would help. ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers
Usually not: Once the heart arrests, the rest of the body begins to shut down until circulation is restored. Which is why its so important to get an AED or shock the heart using a defibrillator. Even if breathing continues, it is useless because there is not blood perfusing the lungs to pick up the oxygen and take it back to the heart. ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers
Can you tell me what to expect with someone who has here experienced a truamatic event like a heart attack or cardiac arrest?
Heart failure: Defibrillators are typically placed in patient's with poor cardiac function. Although the defibrillator does protect them from lethal arrhythmias, it does not protect him from worsening heart function. Patients with defibrillators can die from end-stage heart failure or from a completely noncardiac illness. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Cardiac arrest: Cardiac arrest related to tonsil surgery is the same as cardiac arrest from any anesthetic procedure. There are multiple possible causes but usually hypoxia or a toxic effect of the anesthetic are involved and often an underlying known or unsuspected cardiac problem. It is a complex problem and fortunately uncommon. ...Read more
Defibrillators are often mistaken for being responsible for reviving a person. But, what can revive a person after they have died or "flatlined" ?
CPR: Defibrillators will revive a cardiac arrest due to a disorganized rhythm called ventricular fibrillation but not in the absence of any rhythm or as you call it flat line which is the other mechanism of cardiac arrest. The latter is often treated with drugs such as epinephrine or a temporary pacemaker. But the initial management of both consists of chest compressions(CPR) until definite treatmen. ...Read more
Yes: Having a stent does not preclude use of any electrical devices, including aed. ...Read more
After a cardiac arrest in a normal person with heart attack, how long are patients in the hospital for?
What happens if someone goes into cardiac arrest and they have a LINQ Reveal loop recorder implant? Is it still safe to defibrillate with AED??
Medtronic's: This is a question for the manufacturer and their engineers. Google Medtronic's @: http://www.medtronicdiagnostics.com/us/cardiac-monitors/reveal-linq/ ...Read more
My friend has 6 stents a pacemaker defibulator and the back of his heart is dead. How can someone live with their heart half dead?
Slowly: The heart is a muscle, and uses electricity to generate the "squeeze" necessary to get blood to the whole body. Stents keep blood flowing to the muscle, and a pacer/defibrillator keeps the electricity on and timed right. When part of the heart is dead, patients are less active. They also may develop congestive heart failure, with fluid backing up into lungs. Pills can help. ...Read more
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