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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...

What can cause sudden cardiac arrest in young people?

Abnormal rythm. Cardiac arrest in young people is most commonly cause by an abnormal rhythm that originates from the pumping chamber of the heart (ventricle). Heart attacks are a rare cause for cardiac arrest in young people. Read more...

What would cause a cardiac arrest after a sinus arrest?

Vagal stimuli. Sinus arrest, results in asystole. The atrioventricular node may rescue with an idioventricular rhythm in the 30's. If this doesn't rescue within 10 seconds, syncope usually happens. If it extends beyond 20 seconds this is cardiac arrest. If rescue pacing or CPR not started, brain death occurs within 5 minutes. Total asystole may be caused by acute severe hyperkalemia. Read more...

What could cause a cardiac arrest after a sinus arrest?

Arrest. Sinus arrest is usually followed by a junctional escape or ventricular escape beat. If no escape mechanism took place and a sinus impulse didn't appear then cardiac arrest would be possible. Practically this is a rare event unless the heart is very sick. Read more...

I was wondering what would cause a cardiac arrest after a sinus arrest?

Multifactorial. Sinus arrest is a cardiac arrest initially affecting the atria. Usually, an idioventricular escape rythm follows but when it doesn't then total asysyole occurs resulting in sudden death. Acute hyperkalemia of enough severity could cause total asystole. Sinus arrest can be triggered by vagal stimulation. Read more...

What causes sudden cardiac arrest in a young and previously healthy person?

Depends. Undiagnosed structural heart problems can (very rarely) lead to a cardiac arrest in what appears to be an otherwise healthy person. Certain illegal drugs, particularly stimulants such as cocaine, also have the potential to cause rhythm problems that can lead to cardiac arrest. Read more...
Sick heart. If heart is not working well and if suddenly there is a high demand this can cause an arrest. Read more...

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. Read more...