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What Chemical Restarts 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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Unexpected got into aggressive wrestling fight for about 20sec then stopped.Heart was beating fast &got 2paused beats with out of breath &then-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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Should worry in a predominantly sinus rhythm was a short cycle of complete heart block/ 2 beat Pwave asystole followed by 4 episodes of 2:1AVblock?
Arrhythmia: Consult your cardiologist ASAPGet a more detailed answer ›
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?
A predominantly sinus rhythm a short cycle of complete heart block or 2 beat P wave asystole followed by 4 episodes of 2:1 in 24h Holter. worry?
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