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Doctor insights on: What Chemical Restarts A Stopped Heart

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Can cpr restart a stopped heart?

Can cpr restart a stopped heart?

Absolutely: CPR is pushing on the chest to "pump" for the heart when the heart stops. When done early and effectively, it can definitely restart the heart. I would encourage you to learn CPR and basic life support. ...Read more

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How does a defibrillator restart a stopped heart?

How does a defibrillator restart a stopped heart?

By resetting it: A defibrillator restart a heart in an abnormal rhythm, the defibrillator sends an electrical shock to clear the abnormal rhythm, with the hope that the normal heart rhythm will restart. If there is no electrical activity- flat line, or asytole. There is no role for a defibrillator. ...Read more

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Doctor thinks I have pneumonia.Started antiobiotics. Fever stopped. Heart rate very high (85-100). I'm worried, is it normal?

Doctor thinks I have pneumonia.Started antiobiotics. Fever stopped. Heart rate very high (85-100). I'm worried, is it normal?

See below: It would not be unusual for you to have a mild to moderate increase in pulse rate during early treatment for pneumonia. 85-100 is not a very high heart rate. The fact that your fever is better suggests your antibiotic treatment is effective. If you are feeling better don't worry about a pulse of 85-100. It will return to your baseline after resolution of your pneumonia and any deconditioning. ...Read more

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2nd period starting withing 30 days. Feel very weak and exhausted. 1st period lasted 2 days then completely stopped. Heart palps as well with this.

2nd period starting withing 30 days. Feel very weak and exhausted. 1st period lasted 2 days then completely stopped. Heart palps as well with this.

My guess is your: irregular menses are the result, not the cause, of your ill feeling. Your weakness and exhaustion may be signs of some illness, especially viral, you are fighting. Often, these are the only symptoms without upper respiratory or GI symptoms. Viral syndromes often will disrupt the menstrual cycle. Rest, don't overdo, eat healthfully, stay hydrated. Consider a Doctor visit to help sort this out. ...Read more

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Why is asystole (i.e. flatline) a non-shockable heart rhythm?

Why is asystole (i.e. flatline) a non-shockable heart rhythm?

No rhythm to reset: Shocking the heart resets the electrical system of the heart. In asystole, there is no electrical activity to reset. ...Read more

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What happens when you shock a patient with asystole? What is happening to the heart?

What happens when you shock a patient with asystole? What is happening to the heart?

Asystole: When a patient has asystole, the heart is not contracting and has no significant electrical activity. When you deliver a shock, it may stimulate return of electrical activity and hopefully mechanical activity or it may not. What is happening is the heart is dying and the shock is an attempt to reverse that process. ...Read more

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Can you tell me if throughout asystole, is adrenaline injected directly into the heart?

Can you tell me if throughout asystole, is adrenaline injected directly into the heart?

Not any more: That was part of the older protocol - makes for very dramatic television! The modern approach is to inject it into a running IV - central line is best but peripheral IV is acceptable. There were too many lacerated coronary arteries and right ventricles with tamponade when direct injections were used. (especially while CPR is going on). ...Read more

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Predominantly sinus rhythm, with evidence of 2:1AV heart block (type II). 3rd degree block reported, now thought to be 2 beat P wave asystole. worry?

Yes: Yes . I would . Check with your doctor preferably a cardiologist as to why and what the next step should be. There are many important information missing to give meaningful advice at this end ...Read more

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