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Can serious injuries cause your heart to stop?

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Dr. Dennis Clifford
Internal Medicine - Pulmonary Critical Care

In brief: Difficult to say

If an injury causes rapid blood loss, cardiac arrest can occur. If trauma to the chest is involved, the heart may stop due to being stunned and causing an arryhthmia.

In brief: Difficult to say

If an injury causes rapid blood loss, cardiac arrest can occur. If trauma to the chest is involved, the heart may stop due to being stunned and causing an arryhthmia.
Dr. Dennis Clifford
Dr. Dennis Clifford
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Dr. Gutti Rao
Internal Medicine - Hospital-based practice

In brief: Yes

Serious injuries do have a bearing on the heart.
Such as blood loss, organ damage etc.

In brief: Yes

Serious injuries do have a bearing on the heart.
Such as blood loss, organ damage etc.
Dr. Gutti Rao
Dr. Gutti Rao
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Dr. Vasu Brown
Wound care

In brief: Yes

Yes sudden high velocity injury/hurt can cause heart to stop.

In brief: Yes

Yes sudden high velocity injury/hurt can cause heart to stop.
Dr. Vasu Brown
Dr. Vasu Brown
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