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Is Cardiac Arrest Painful
Heart stops: Cardiac arrest is when the heart stops beating effectively. The heart actually ceases to beat or the heart has other electrical rhythm disturbances in which the heat no longer can work as a pump. Because of the lack of blood flow to the brain, patients become comatose, and stop breathing. Unless the condition is reversed quickly, death follows. CPR can provide some protection until help arrives. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Stopped heart: Cardiac arrest occurs when the heart stops pumping blood forward . The stoppage is usually due to to a change in the heart's electrical rhythm that prevents the muscle cells from squeezing in an organized fashion. Cardiac arrest can also occur with a normal heart rhythm, if the heart is too weak to pump blood or too empty to have blood to pump. In any case, immediate resuscitation is needed. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Many reasons...: Sometimes there is an unknown congenital heart defect which goes undiagnosed and then results in a sudden cardiac arrest during exercise. Sometimes, an object, like a baseball, hits the chest at just the right time during the cardiac cycle resulting in cardiac arrest. So, there are many reasons for this unfortunate event to occur. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Yes, but not likely.: Patients with coronary artery disease + other heart disease r @ risk 4 stress induced arrythmias. These r irregular heart rhythms, the most serious of which is cardiac arrest. So, yes, the stress of a breakup, or major loss of any kind may contribute 2 cardiac arrest in a patient with heart disease. This would b unlikely in a healthy person, but go c a doc if u do not feel right. Dr mike. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
How an EKG looks: Cardiac arrest refers to any situation in which the heart is not pumping blood. This may occur with abnormal electrical activity in the heart in which the heart is quivering ( ventricular fibrillation) or beating so fast in can not pump blood effectively (ventricular tachycardia, ) asystole is a kind of cardiac arrest in which the heart is electrically silent ( flat line) on ekg. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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