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Can leukemia cause a cardiac arrest?

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Dr. Edward Gold
Internal Medicine
4 doctors agree

In brief: No

Not in and of itself.
However, some of the drugs used in the treatment od leukemia can be cardiotoxic. In addition, patients with leukemia are often very i'll and may have underlying conditions that become more problematic during treatment.

In brief: No

Not in and of itself.
However, some of the drugs used in the treatment od leukemia can be cardiotoxic. In addition, patients with leukemia are often very i'll and may have underlying conditions that become more problematic during treatment.
Dr. Edward Gold
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Dr. Michael DePietro
So for example patients with leukemia can get severe infections that can lead to cardiac arrest, so there are complications of the disease that can cause cardiac arrest, unless the leukemia can be controlled
Dr. Dennis Clifford
Internal Medicine - Pulmonary Critical Care
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Not directly.

Complications of leukemia can cause cardiac arrest, such as septic shock.
If the leukemia is refractory to treatment, cardiac arrest may be the ultimate cause of death.

In brief: Not directly.

Complications of leukemia can cause cardiac arrest, such as septic shock.
If the leukemia is refractory to treatment, cardiac arrest may be the ultimate cause of death.
Dr. Dennis Clifford
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Dr. Frank Mayo
Internal Medicine - Pulmonary Critical Care

In brief: No

Lekemia pts may take cardiotoxic chemotherapy and need echocardiography to evaluate for cardiomyopathy.
Clooging a coronary artey with leukemia cells would be an extremely rare occurrence.

In brief: No

Lekemia pts may take cardiotoxic chemotherapy and need echocardiography to evaluate for cardiomyopathy.
Clooging a coronary artey with leukemia cells would be an extremely rare occurrence.
Dr. Frank Mayo
Dr. Frank Mayo
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