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In an older person in their 80's what would be the most common cause of sudden cardiac arrest?

In an older person in their 80's what would be the most common cause of sudden cardiac arrest?

Coronary artery dise: Coronary artery disease is the most frequent cause of sudden death over the age of 60. Unfortunately some of these have no symptoms prior to their cardiac arrest ...Read more

Dr. Creighton Wright
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Heart Attack (Definition)

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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Cardiac arrest v.S.Respiratory failure, what's the difference?

Cardiac arrest v.S.Respiratory failure, what's the difference?

See below: This refers in general to what the primary underlying problem is. Cardiac arrest means that the main problem was the heart, whereas respiratory failure suggests that the main problem was the lungs. ...Read more

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Any remedies for cardiac arrest I can try at home?

Any remedies for cardiac arrest I can try at home?

Learn CPR: Bystander CPR until emergency services arrive can be learned by anyone and really makes a difference in outcomes. Many public areas like arenas and golf courses now have automatic defibrillators which talk you through exactly what to do if someone collapses and you think they're in cardiac arrest. You won't hurt anyone and you may save their life! ...Read more

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Do you use the aed on a child with cardiac arrest?

Do you use the aed on a child with cardiac arrest?

Yes: Depending on the age of the child the type of AED pads may vary. However if the pediatric pads are not available one should use the adult pads. ...Read more

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What's difference between cardiac arrest and asystole?

What's difference between cardiac arrest and asystole?

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 more

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How can you tell when someone goes into cardiac arrest?

How can you tell when someone goes into cardiac arrest?

No pulse: Cardiac arrest as the name implies is when the heart stops. When your heart stops beating, blood carrying oxygen does not flow to your body and brain. The body ceases all functions (you stop breathing, you are unconscious, the skin turns pale or blue). The best way to tell if someone is in cardiac arrest is to use a heart monitor (like carried by ems personel) to monitor activity of the heart. ...Read more

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What can cause your body shocks through cardiac arrest?

What can cause your body shocks through cardiac arrest?

Cardiac arrest: Not sure what you're asking. If you have cardiac arrest you're dead unless something is done. CPR and a defibrillation(electrical shock treatment)presently give one the best chance of survival. If you meant something else please be clearer with your question. ...Read more

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What do you do if a co-worker suffers from cardiac arrest at work?

What do you do if a co-worker suffers from cardiac arrest at work?

CPR, shock: Call 911, then use CPR and (if you have one) place the pads for the office AED on him/her and follow directions. Dont stop until relieved by ems. ...Read more

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What is the difference between having asystole and cardiac arrest?

What is the difference between having  asystole and cardiac arrest?

Category...: Cardiac arrest means that the heart is no longer beating and this can be due to different rhythm disturbances. One of the rhythm disturbances that can lead to the heart stopping is asystole, when there is no electrical activity present (ie "flat line" on the heart monitor!). ...Read more

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Some someone have a cardiac arrest in front of me, what could I have done?

Some someone have a cardiac arrest in front of me, what could I have done?

Cpr and call911: Start CPR and call for help (11 if you can if not yell for help while you start cpr. ...Read more

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Dr. Bennett Machanic
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Memory Loss (Definition)

There can be short term memory loss such as "where did I put my keys?" or long term memory loss such as "where did I live as a child?" There also can be catastrophic memory loss such ...Read more


Dr. Daniel Saurborn
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Cardiac (Definition)

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