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Pre Cardiac Arrest Symptoms
Maybe: In many cases the answer is no. In some cases there may be signs of underlying coronary artery disease. So increasing episodes of chest pain, chest pressure, or chest fullness maybe associated with shortness of breath, nausea. If this discomfort is provoked by exertion and becomes increasingly easy to provoke and even occurs at rest, this is a potential sign of trouble and needs evaluation.See 1 more doctor answer
Heart stops...: In cardiac arrest, the heart stops beating. So, the person will be unconscious, unarousable and have no pulse and not be breathing. The person is clinically dead and CPR needs to be performed immediately and an AED used, if available. Call 911 immediately and they will instruct you on what to do before professional help arrives.
Sudden Death: I am not trying to be sarcastic, at all. But, "sudden cardiac arrest" is just that: a sudden stop of the heart, and - if not treated right away - will uniformly lead to death. Perhaps someone might feel a little funny beforehand, but it is very sudden and fatal if not treated. Hope this helps...See 1 more doctor answer
Absolutely: However, this is a diagnosis of exclusion, and far less common in babies than an unsafe sleep environment. The channelopathies are a family of illnesses that take the lives of perhaps 4000 people, including kids, in the us each year. Anatomic heart defects and missed WPW can cause sudden witnessed death; anything from black widow bite to electrocution a negative autopsy if there are no witnesses.See 1 more doctor answer
Collapse: If standing or sitting fall down. If lying down, pulseless and a few gasps. If you see, call 911' do basic life assessment and chest compressions.See 1 more doctor answer
How relevant are premature ventricular contractions in idiopathic cardiac arrest? Are there any preceding symptoms?
PVCs are common: Rarely PVC hitting badly in ekg in cycle can cause arrythmias including VT v fib.See 1 more doctor answer
18 yr old cousin afraid of cardiac arrest. No heart disease symptoms but anxiety and can't sleep. Depressed due to it. No family history. How likely?
HEART DISEASE: If the information you provided is accurate, your friend's risk would be low. Nonetheless, his "anxiety" and "depression" are also concerning. The first step would be for your friend to follow up with his Doctor who might be able to put his mind at ease regarding heart disease and who might also be able to dig deeper into the possible root causes for his anxiety and depression.See 1 more doctor answer
Hello Doctor, Lately I'm experiencing some pretty scary cardiac arrest symptoms after eating too much sugar--chest pain, tingles down left arm, spasms?
Symptoms of cardiac: Arrest are rapid heart beats, dizziness and loss of consciousness. Not what you are describing. Sounds like you are having a sugar high. Chest pain, tingles and spasms sounds like anxiety. For reassurance you should see a health care provider and have testing to exclude cardiac issues. Then you need to make better life style choices.