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Can the vagal nerve stimulation device cause cardiac arrest?

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Dr. William Walsh
Addiction Medicine
1 doctor agrees

In brief: A first

I am not aware of any reports of this happening, and a quick search of the literature turned up nothing.

In brief: A first

I am not aware of any reports of this happening, and a quick search of the literature turned up nothing.
Dr. William Walsh
Dr. William Walsh
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Dr. Frank Mayo
Internal Medicine - Pulmonary Critical Care

In brief: Possibly

In a damaged heart , vagal stimulation will decrease the heart rate and atrial contractility thus decreasing ventricular filling .
This effect can produce cardiac arrest in in circumstances of coronary artery disease or low ef cardiomyopathy.

In brief: Possibly

In a damaged heart , vagal stimulation will decrease the heart rate and atrial contractility thus decreasing ventricular filling .
This effect can produce cardiac arrest in in circumstances of coronary artery disease or low ef cardiomyopathy.
Dr. Frank Mayo
Dr. Frank Mayo
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