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Doctor insights on: Why Paracetamol Iv Can Cause Sudden Death

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Dr. Alvin Stein
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Acetaminophen (Definition)

Acetaminophen (tylenol) is a non-steroidal anti-inflammatory which is a ...Read more


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What is the cause of sudden death in elite athletes?

What is the cause of sudden death in elite athletes?

Thickened heart: The most common cause of sudden death in elite athletes in the US is hypertrophic cardiomyopathy. This is a rare condition of the actual muscle of the heart becoming so large and thick as to obstruct outgoing blood flow. Because outgoing flow is reduced the heart must work even harder to pump blood to supply oxygen to the body. ...Read more

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Can Abilify (aripiprazole) cause sudden death?

Can Abilify (aripiprazole) cause sudden death?

Elderly/ dementia: According to the manufacturer: “elderly people with psychosis related to dementia (for example, an inability to perform daily activities as a result of increased memory loss), treated with antipsychotic medicines including abilify, (aripiprazole) are at an increased risk of death compared to placebo. Abilify (aripiprazole) is not approved for the treatment of people with dementia-related psychosis” see site below. ...Read more

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Taking overdose Dulcolax can cause sudden death ?

Taking overdose Dulcolax can cause sudden death ?

No: Dulcolax is generally safe even in fairly high doses, although it can cause diarrhea and electrolyte disturbances from that. I suppose if the diarrhea wasn't treated severe enough electrolyte imbalances could occur to cause a heart arrhythmia , but that's a stretch. ...Read more

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In what instance if any, could pvcs, pacs ect. Potentially cause sudden death ?

In what instance if any, could pvcs, pacs ect. Potentially cause sudden death ?

Never: Pacs and pvcs never can cause sudden death which is due to ventricular fibrillation or asystole. The substrate for those is serious, underlying structural heart disease such as occurs during or after heart attacks or with rare congenital diseases (like hypertrophic cardiomyopathy or long qt syndrome). ...Read more

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What are some causes for sudden death in adults?

What are some causes for sudden death in adults?

So many: Commonly a blocked artery can cause sudden death, but also an old heart attack that caused scarring of the heart muscle or weak heart can predispose to sudden death. Also sudden death can occur in patients with genetic abnormality that cause the heart to be enlarged. Sudden death can occur with anomalies of coronary or with genetic abnormality that cannot be detected by echo or EKG. ...Read more

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What causes sudden death? Does the heart just stop?

What causes sudden death? Does the heart just stop?

Sudden death: Most commonly caused by a sudden onset of an electrical rhythm that doesn't pump blood. Other causes are sudden block of a heart artery, aneurysm rupture, trauma, pulmonary embolus and others ...Read more

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What can cause myocardial fibrosis? Is sudden death common with myocardial fibrosis?

What can cause myocardial fibrosis?  Is sudden death common with myocardial fibrosis?

SCD: Sudden cardiac death is related to ejection fraction. The lower it is, the greater the risk. The cause of myocardial fibrosis is, in most cases, not known. If you've had a cardiac arrest due to myocardial fibrosis, you should have an ICD placed. ...Read more

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Whats preexcitation?Read it can cause sudden death and i get xtrabeats from the atria. If xtrabeats cause premature contraction is it prexcitation?

Whats preexcitation?Read it can cause sudden death and i get xtrabeats from the atria. If xtrabeats cause premature contraction is it prexcitation?

WPW syndrome: Preexcitation is when the ventricles of the heart get electrical signals from the atria by bypassing the normal conduction pathways. Some who have this rpoblem have atrial fibrillaiton with rapid rates and can have serious symptoms. Some have supraventricular tachycardia. If there are symptoms or rapid heart rhythms, this can be treated with medicaitons or an ablatiojn. Sudden death is rare. ...Read more

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Can a ruptured spleen cause sudden death?

Can a ruptured spleen cause sudden death?

Maybe: Ruptured spleen will cause internal bleeding. If the injury is severe and there is no medical treatment available, then it is possible to die from internal bleeding. ...Read more

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