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Are there signs and symptoms of upcoming cardiac arrest?

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Dr. Michael DePietro
Internal Medicine - Pulmonary Critical Care
2 doctors agree

In brief: Maybe

In many cases the answer is no.
In some cases there may be signs of underlying coronary artery disease. So increasing episodes of chest pain, chest pressure, or chest fullness maybe associated with shortness of breath, nausea . If this discomfort is provoked by exertion and becomes increasingly easy to provoke and even occurs at rest, this is a potential sign of trouble and needs evaluation.

In brief: Maybe

In many cases the answer is no.
In some cases there may be signs of underlying coronary artery disease. So increasing episodes of chest pain, chest pressure, or chest fullness maybe associated with shortness of breath, nausea . If this discomfort is provoked by exertion and becomes increasingly easy to provoke and even occurs at rest, this is a potential sign of trouble and needs evaluation.
Dr. Michael DePietro
Dr. Michael DePietro
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Dr. Sue Ferranti
Internal Medicine
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Not always...

Sudden cardiac death can occur without any preceding symptoms.
Cardiac arrest can also occur during an acute myocardial infarction (heart attack) in which case there is usually chest pain, shortness of breath, etc. So, sometimes there are no preceding symptoms and other times there are preceding symptoms.

In brief: Not always...

Sudden cardiac death can occur without any preceding symptoms.
Cardiac arrest can also occur during an acute myocardial infarction (heart attack) in which case there is usually chest pain, shortness of breath, etc. So, sometimes there are no preceding symptoms and other times there are preceding symptoms.
Dr. Sue Ferranti
Dr. Sue Ferranti
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