What causes the cardiac arrest in a bulimic patient?

Electrolytes or alka. The more common causes are low potassium or alkaline blood. Malnutrition can lead to a dilated heart, which can also lead to death.

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What can cause a cardiac arrest in a bulimic?

Electrolytes. Bulimia lends itself to upsetting the normal chemistry in the blood which is needed to normal functioning of the heart. Not allowing the body to absorb nutrients prevents having the needed sodium and potassium levels. When this balance is off the heart may go into a toxic rhythm leading to death. Read more...

Wolff-Parkinson-White syndrome in a 24 year-old, who gets an ablation to resolve an VF focus, now wonders about sports without an ICD.....?

Wpw . ?f problem is only wpw and successful ablation is performed sports should not be restricted, I am an electrophysiologist and you can consult if you can provide more info ... Read more...
Repeat monitor. Risk of sudden cardiac death in the setting of WPW depends on the rate of tachycardia prior to ablation. Ultimately safety of resuming sports activity will require clearance from your cardiologist and possibly a repeat monitor as part of that assessment. In some cases of WPW patients who have had ablation may still have breakthrough episodes of "re-entry" which is the mechanism of the arrhythmia. Read more...
Good question. Depends on how successful the ablation was. Highly suggest you discuss this with the cardiologist who did your ablation. Good luck. Read more...
Go for it . I follow this stuff. If you feel well without palpitations, the benefits of Athletics outweigh the tiny risk, just as for everyone else. Read more...
Wpw. In severe cases of Wpw a fib can degenerate into vf causing a life-threatening situation. Ablation of the accessory pathway is critical to eradicate the focus of the problem and subsequently tested. After observation and evidence of no recurrence of the accessory pathway no further intervention is generally needed. If Wpw does not recur after 6 months the condition is felt to be cured. Read more...
Test. If the ablation was successful, with ECG documentation of loss of the delta wave and normal exercise tolerance on stress testing,there should be no reason to restrict the patients' activities. Read more...
VF in WPW. Patients with WPW present with VF if they develop atrial fibrillation which degenerates into VF due to rapid conduction antegrade over the accessory pathway, sometimes facilitated by the administration of an AV nodal blocking agent. If the patient had one bypass tract that was ablated, and he no longer has antegrade preexcitation, the likelihood of recurrent VF is very low, and an ICD is not indicated. Read more...
Watchful observation. This is a very interesting case, fortunately it's not too common. I think if the EP specialist who had treated this young man is confident that he had ablated the target accessory pathway thus removing the threat permanently, then it is safe for him to resume his activities without limitation or additional ICD, provided that the previous cardiac arrest was uneventful and no evidence of target organ damage was noted. Additional option is to insert a small loop recorder for long term monitoring, up to 3 years, for possible recurrence or other arrhythmias. Read more...
My advice would B 2- -have such a pacemaker put in place. But the hooker is sports. Injuries can B done 2 the implant itself in any contact sport. But just 4 every day life, who knows where U will B the next time U go into VF. IF no ones around,U die. & Ur risk is much higher in partaking in sports. I would hit the books hard & get a good education for a professional occupation. Read more...
Mineral deficient. Since the patient is athletic, there is a likely cause that pt is dehydrated and losing minerals. Pt need to start drinking sufficient water a minimum of 1/2 weight in oz of water as well as Magnesium, Calcium and taurine mineral intake. Should notice the change in two weeks after doing these basic requirements. Read more...

Can Intravenous Zofran for nausea/vomiting cause Cardiac arrest or ventricular arrhythmia? Is it safe for heart patients with ven. Arrhythmia?

Zofran + arrhythmia. There are reports of arrhythmias associated with (which does not mean caused by) intravenous Zofran. Some reports have suggested the risk is higher for patients with abnormal hearts, and that is generally true for most other possibly proarrhythmic drugs. . Read more...