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Is synchronized cardioversion the most effective treatment for cardiac arrest?

Is synchronized cardioversion the most effective treatment for cardiac arrest?

Maybe: Synchronized cardioversion implies that a regular and organized cardiac rhythm is present. Most patients with cardiac arrest have ventricular fibrillation. Cardioversion of ventricular fibrillation does not require synchronization. In the case of ventricular tachycardia where a regular rhythm is present, synchronization is required. ...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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Why atropine is no longer recommended for the treatment of cardiac arrest in adults?

Why atropine is no longer recommended for the treatment of cardiac arrest in adults?

Cardiac arrest: Studies have shown that during cardiac arrest Epinephrine works just as well without the routine use of atropine. Atropine should be used when cardiac arrest is secondary to a bradycardic arrest. ...Read more

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What type of medical treatment is given to a sudden cardiac arrest patient?

What type of medical treatment is  given to a sudden cardiac arrest patient?

Multiple: Cpr intubation? Possible defibrillation stabilize rhythym anti arrythmic medications. May need diagnostic cath and studies for infarction or other damage as cause of issue. ...Read more

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Cardiac arrest from high potassium treatment in er?

Cardiac arrest from high potassium treatment in er?

High potassium: Yes I have seen this and had a family with several who died from it. Well in them they were treating low K and got it too high. So need more information. Happy to do 2nd opinion. ...Read more

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What is the treatment for the pH imbalance resulting from cardiac arrest?

What is the treatment for the pH imbalance resulting from cardiac arrest?

Bicarbonate (sodium bicarbonate): Bicarbonate (sodium bicarbonate) is used sometimes to counter the pH imbalance resulting from cardiac arrest. Not included otherwise in most ACLS protocols. ...Read more

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Had clear ecgs around 40 in life time last one today 25 f no family history except svt risk for sudden cardiac arrest? Suffer aniexty which im under treatment for kp worrying about sca

Had clear ecgs around 40 in life time last one today 25 f no family history except svt risk for sudden cardiac arrest? Suffer aniexty which im under treatment for kp worrying about sca

Anxiety: I understand your distress. Feel good about functioning of your heart as your ECG is normal. Believe in Healing Powers of your body. Treatment of Anxiety will be beneficial with: Seeing a Psychiatrist for Therapy for stress in your life, resolving emotional turmoil, learning coping skills and Medication Breathing and Music Relaxation, Visual Imagery, and Meditation. Cardiologist for follow up. ...Read more

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Cardiac arrest and heart issues at 17. What kind of treatments are there?

Cardiac arrest and heart issues at 17. What kind of treatments are there?

Cardiac arrest: Depends on what your "cardiac issues" are. The fact that you have had a cardiac arrest places you at higher risk for medical issues later. Treatment aagain ia dependant on what your medical issues are now. ...Read more

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How effective is an induced coma for treating cardiac arrest?

How effective is an induced coma for treating cardiac arrest?

Cardiac arrest: When you have cardiac arrest you are dead. Induced coma is done only when you are alive. As such it isn't a treatment for cardiac arrest. If a patient happens to be resuscitated from cardiac arrest, inducing coma can be a consideration to hope the brain will recover with less metabolic demand on it. It isn't done regularly. We are considering if cooling post arrest survival is as useful as thought ...Read more

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How effective is coronary catheterization for treating cardiac arrest?

How effective is coronary catheterization for treating cardiac arrest?

Cardiac arrest: Cardiac catheterization is not a treatment for cardiac arrest. Cath is a diagnostic procedure not a treatment. Cardiac arrest means you're dead unless the status is changed immediately. It requires immediate treatment and diagnosis afterward assuming treatment causes return to a status compatible with life. ...Read more

Dr. Olav Jaren
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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. Ihab Ibrahim
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Cardiac (Definition)

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