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What causes cardiac arrest?
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Dr. Frank Mayo
Internal Medicine - Pulmonary Critical Care
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In brief: Many things
Cardiac arrest may occur in the setting of acute myocardial infarction, profound refractory shock or electrical heart problem.

In brief: Many things
Cardiac arrest may occur in the setting of acute myocardial infarction, profound refractory shock or electrical heart problem.
Dr. Frank Mayo
Dr. Frank Mayo
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Dr. William Goldsmith
Critical Care
1 doctor agrees
In brief: Many things
Cardiac arrest can be caused by many problems with the heart.
The most common is a heart attach which can cause fatally abnormal rhythms when the heart is starved for oxygen. Arrests can also occur from abnormalities in the electrical system of the heart; from drugs or toxins; and from abnormalities of electrolytes particularly high and low potassium.

In brief: Many things
Cardiac arrest can be caused by many problems with the heart.
The most common is a heart attach which can cause fatally abnormal rhythms when the heart is starved for oxygen. Arrests can also occur from abnormalities in the electrical system of the heart; from drugs or toxins; and from abnormalities of electrolytes particularly high and low potassium.
Dr. William Goldsmith
Dr. William Goldsmith
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