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What causes sudden cardiac arrest?

What causes sudden cardiac arrest?

Long list: Sudden cardiac death had several causes: Coronary disease or heart attack may cause sudden cardiac death, but also sudden death can occur in patients with cardiac abnormality of the heart muscle that can be detected on echo cardiogram and sometime undetected on cardiac echo, electrical genetic anomaly may cause sudden death ...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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What does sudden cardiac arrest feel like?

What does sudden cardiac arrest feel like?

Fainting: No blood flow to brain causes syncope- fainting. With luck the fall causes heart to beat! at least a few til someone calls 911 and starts cpr. ...Read more

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What are the signs of sudden cardiac arrest?

What are the signs of sudden cardiac arrest?

Loss of Consciousnes: Loss of consciousness, not breathing, erratic (or no) pulse, paleness. ...Read more

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Does sudden cardiac arrest happen in children?

Does sudden cardiac arrest happen in children?

Very rarely: Primary cardiac arrest (not related to choking, drowning, etc) is exceedingly rare in children but can happen. Structural problems in the heart that are present at birth can predispose to lethal rhythm problems. This is one of the arguments made to place aeds (automatic external defibrillators) in schools and gymnasiums. ...Read more

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What are the symptoms of sudden cardiac arrest?

What are the symptoms of sudden cardiac arrest?

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. ...Read more

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What causes sudden cardiac arrest in young people?

What causes sudden cardiac arrest in young people?

Cardiac arrest: A number of causes underlying cardiac disease like hypertrophic cardiomyopathy, arrythmogenic right heart cardiomyopathy, could be sudden clot if has a familial disposition to hypercoagulability ( Leiden factor V, Protein S or C), Wolf Parkinson White rarely , Long QT syndrome ( if given the wrong meds) , other genetic variants as well as cocaine, amphentamines,alcohol poisoning and other drugs. ...Read more

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Is it possible to survive a sudden cardiac arrest?

Bystander: CPR is your best chance for survival. It raises your chances 3 fold. Learn cpr. That way when the paramedics arrive you have a chance. ...Read more

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How to tell if I am at risk of sudden cardiac arrest?

How to tell if I am at risk of sudden cardiac arrest?

ECHO: The best single test to stratify risk for cardiac arrest is an echocardiogram. Of course there are other factors that you should discuss with your cardiologist. ...Read more

Dr. M. Hytham Beck
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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. James Dukelow
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Cardiac (Definition)

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