A bulimic person is in danger of cardiac heart arrest, but why?

Definitely yes. Bulimics are constantly vomiting - this screws up their acid-base status as well as their electrolytes (like sodium and potassium) in their blood - these imbalances irritate the heart tissue and makes it much more likely to have cardiac arrest.

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After a cardiac arrest in a normal person with heart attack, how long are patients in the hospital for?

Depends. If full cardiac recovery p-arrest pt is likely to be taken to cath and possible cabg. The total time confined may be 7 t 10 days. If cath or bypass not planned the pt may be discharged in 3 yo 4 days. Read more...

What are the ways to prevent cardiac heart arrest?

Assess risk factors. Stop smoking, moderate regular exercise, healthy eating, framingham risk calculator, monitor and treat abnormal cholesterol, consider coronary calcium screening, keep blood pressure in appropriate range. Report for prompt medical evaluation for new or worrisome chest pain or palpitations. Read more...

What are the signs of a heart attack or cardiac arrest?

MI cardiac arrest. read this: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Myocardial_infarction Sign of cardiac arrest is no pulse and you fall over and look like you're dead. Heart association web site has lots of information. Read more...

Is cardiac arrest the same thing as a heart attack?

Heart attack. A heart attack is when a blood vessel to the heart blocks off and a part of the heart is damaged. A cardiac arrest can be the result of a heart attack. Cardiac arrest is when the heart suddenly stops pumping for one reason or another. A heart attack can cause cardiac arrest. A cardiac arrest isn't necessarily caused by a heart attack. Read more...
No. Some persons with a heart attack= myocardial infarction may have cardiac stoppage- arrest-ventricular standstill or fibrillation. Read more...