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What actually happens physiologically in your heart during a?Cardiac arrest?

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Dr. Mario Matos-Cruz
Surgery - Thoracic
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Asystole , ventricular fibrillation, ventricular tachycardia, torsades des pointes, .
The ventricles fail to provide significant arterial flow to the aorta and the pulmonary artery, the systemic arterial pressure drops below critical level leading to cerebral hypoperffusion and syncope. If prolongued brain death occurs within 5 minutes at normothermia.

In brief: Many options

Asystole , ventricular fibrillation, ventricular tachycardia, torsades des pointes, .
The ventricles fail to provide significant arterial flow to the aorta and the pulmonary artery, the systemic arterial pressure drops below critical level leading to cerebral hypoperffusion and syncope. If prolongued brain death occurs within 5 minutes at normothermia.
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