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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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Does cardiac arrest cause hypernatremia?

Does cardiac arrest cause hypernatremia?

Not directly: Cardiac arrest by itself would not cause hypernatremia but if the patient has become dehydrated during the events that led to the cardiac arrest, that may explain it. ...Read more

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Can beta blocker prevent vF or sudden cardiac arrest?

Can beta blocker prevent vF or sudden cardiac arrest?

Yes: Beta blockers are commonly used to decrease the frequency and severity of ventricular arrhythmias. Depending on your situation (state of your heart, e.t.c.), more testing, different medication, or even a defibrillator may be needed. ...Read more

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Will epinephrine increase cardiac output?

Will epinephrine increase cardiac output?

Yes: It makes the heart contract more forcefully and makes it beat faster. Both effects will increase the cardiac output. ...Read more

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Will Narcan (naloxone) reverse an opiate overdose once cardiac arrest has occurred?

Will Narcan (naloxone) reverse an opiate overdose once cardiac arrest has occurred?

Not completely: Narcan (naloxone) can reverse a narcotic overdose to a point. If someone takes a narcotic overdose, and it is enough to stop breathing, the lack of oxygen and rise in carbon dioxide can cause the heart to stop ( cardiac arrest) at that point simply reversing the effect of the narcotic that started the process is not enough, one take additional measures to restore a pulse and resuscitate the patient. ...Read more

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Can propranolol cause cardiac arrest?

Can propranolol cause cardiac arrest?

Cardiac arrest: Propranolol in extremely high dose might be able to cause bradycardic cardiac arrest. In the usual dose ranges that happenstance is unlikely. Tachycardic cardiac arrest is unlikely on propranolol. ...Read more

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Why is digoxin contraindicated in ventricular tachycardias?

Why is digoxin contraindicated in ventricular tachycardias?

Ventricular tachycar: Ventricular tachycardia is a dangerous cardiac rhythm and one of the abnormal rhythms caused by digoxin toxicity. Digoxin could cause worsening of VT or conversion to vf. ...Read more

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Will Narcan (naloxone) reverse opiate overdose after cardiac arrest has occurred?

Will Narcan (naloxone) reverse opiate overdose after cardiac arrest has occurred?

Probably not: Narcan (naloxone) will reverse respiratory arrest. This means that if a person has stopped breathing due to an overdose of Oxycontin or heroin, for example, Narcan (naloxone) can bring back the drive to breathe. If the person doesn't breathe for a long time, though, the heart will stop, which is called cardiac arrest, due to lack of oxygen. Narcan (naloxone) won't fix that. This is why narcotic abuse is so dangerous. ...Read more

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Is ventricular fibrillation the cause of cardiac arrest?

Is ventricular fibrillation the cause of cardiac arrest?

One of them: It is the most common heart arrhythmia associated with cardiac arrest. It is not exact to call it the cause, since ventricular fibrillation itself has an underlying cause, most commonly coronary artery disease, but there are others. ...Read more

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Will fludrocortisone 0.2mg cause heart failure?

Will fludrocortisone 0.2mg cause heart failure?

Not in a 22 year old: In an individual with serious preexisting heart disease it is technically possibly. In a 22 year old, virtually impossible. ...Read more

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Can propranolol cause heart failure or sudden cardiac arrest?

Can propranolol cause heart failure or sudden cardiac arrest?

No: No. Matthew you have asked about virtually every beta blocker out there. Ate you talking with your physician? ...Read more

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Can cardiac stimulants like atropine be given in ventricular bigeminy?

No: In the absence of any other evidence of heart disease, particularly coronary or ischemic heart disease, ventricular bigeminy is a benign rhythm that usually causes neither symptoms nor problems, and often comes and goes. There is generally no reason to treat it. If your doctor has concern, a holter monitor can be applied for 24 hours to see if there are any truly worrisome arrhythmias. ...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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Will acetylcholine raise cardiac output?

Will acetylcholine raise cardiac output?

No: Acetylcholine neurotransmission has an inhibitory effect on the heart, which lowers heart rate thereby decreasing cardiac output. ...Read more

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Can beta blockers cause cardiac arrest?

Can beta blockers cause cardiac arrest?

Yes: An overdose in beta blocker can cause cardio respiratory arrest -- only take beta blocker under a doctor supervision and direction. ...Read more

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What is cardiac arrhythmia? Is cardiac arrhythmia partly caused by water intoxication?

What is cardiac arrhythmia? Is cardiac arrhythmia partly caused by water intoxication?

Abnormal heartbeat: The normal heartbeat is from the sinus, located in the top of the heart and is called normal sinus rhythm. An arrhythmia is anything other than sinus rhythm - supraventricular tachycardia (svt), atrial fibrillation, atrial flutter, ventricular tachycardia are all cardiac arrhythmias. They can cause fainting and worse, up to and including death. Water intoxication does not cause them. Alcohol can. ...Read more

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Will Narcan (naloxone) still reverse opiate overdose once cardiac arrest has occurred?

Unclear: Usually breathing stops with opiate overdose and then cardiac arrest occurs. Reversing with Narcan (naloxone) may allow breathing to restart, but the cardiac arrest would still have to be treated with CPR and usual measures. Depending on the duration of cardiac arrest attempts may or may not be successful, thus the uncertainty. ...Read more

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Dr. Amrita Dosanjh
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Cardiac (Definition)

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Dr. Bernard Seif
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Cardiac Arrest (Definition)

The abrupt loss of heart function in a person who may or may not ...Read more