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What could cause a cardiac arrest after a sinus arrest?

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Dr. Calvin Weisberger
Internal Medicine - Cardiology

In brief: Arrest

Sinus arrest is usually followed by a junctional escape or ventricular escape beat.
If no escape mechanism took place and a sinus impulse didn't appear then cardiac arrest would be possible. Practically this is a rare event unless the heart is very sick.

In brief: Arrest

Sinus arrest is usually followed by a junctional escape or ventricular escape beat.
If no escape mechanism took place and a sinus impulse didn't appear then cardiac arrest would be possible. Practically this is a rare event unless the heart is very sick.
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