Can Intravenous Zofran for nausea/vomiting cause Cardiac arrest or ventricular arrhythmia? Is it safe for heart patients with ven. Arrhythmia?

Zofran + arrhythmia. There are reports of arrhythmias associated with (which does not mean caused by) intravenous Zofran. Some reports have suggested the risk is higher for patients with abnormal hearts, and that is generally true for most other possibly proarrhythmic drugs. .

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Is it possible to have a genetic cardiac defect leading to ventricular arrhythmia/sudden death. .. Even with no family history of any heart defect?

Yes. It is possible for all of your family to be heterozygous for an abnormality and therefore asymptomatic and you are homozygous and at risk. It is unlikely that you would have a problem of this nature and not have had serious symptoms or diagnostic evidence by the time you were 20. You need to get control of your anxiety. You have a normal echo and a loop recorder in place. Take your Xanax (alprazolam) and chill. Read more...

How high would your heart rate have to be to cause cardiac arrhythmia or cardiac arrest?

Arrythmia heart arre. You have actually two questions.Heart rhythem problems are of two kind one is when heart is beating faster then it should and second is when heart is beating slower then normal rate.They are due to disruption of normal heart rhythm.Heart rate above 120 and below 60 are the one we are cocerned and we check on ekg.Cardiac arrest is when heart stop beating and lot of time it is fatal and is emmergenc. Read more...
Not so simple. Arrythmia is not defined by the heart rate. The arrhythmia refers to a disturbance in the way the electrical impulse is generated and transmitted inside the heart. Extremes of slow and rapid heart rate are equivalent to a cardiac arrest since in these instances the heart is not pumping enough blood to maintain an effective blood pressure. Read more...
Depends... There are heart rhythmn disorders that do not begin with an elevated heart rate. Not all cardiac arrhythmias are due to an elevated heart rate. There are rhythmn disorders that have a normal heart rate or even a slow heart rate. A normal or slow heart rate does not rule put an arrhythmia. Read more...

If patient having symptoms of BP is 145/100, heart rate 95/ min n heart burn n feeling nausea vomiting what can be diagnosed?

GERD, Gastritis. Nausea and burning are suggestive of upper GI irritation/ulceration. The BP and heart rate are high, raising ones risk of heart attack and stroke. These problems merit an urgent visit to ones doctor. Read more...
Abdominal Disorder. For a 57 year-old with hypertension, diabetes, high cholesterol, etc. I might consider a heart attack. That is less likely at your age, yet your symptoms are not normal. I recommend you make an appointment with your doctor promptly. Read more...

Can the bass of music in clubs cause arrythmias/cardiac arrest in a healthy heart? If so, how?

Never. Heard of such a possibility...That heart must be unhealthy and better be checked out to rule especially prolonged qt syndrome but of course there are many other possibilities a cardiologist should know better which I am not. Do not neglect...! Read more...

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 risk factors of a 58 years female patient who survived from massive heart attack (ami) followed by angioplasty (ptca) and cardiac arrest?

AMI. Those questions need to be asked of the patient's physicians. In general what you describe suggests serious damage was likely done during the heart attack, but that can't be known from here. The state of the coronary bed and the myocardial function likewise. Best to discuss with the physician(s) who know this patient best rather than generalize. Read more...

What benefit does the implantable cardioverter-defibrillator give to patients who have had a cardiac arrest or heart attack?

Prevent recurrence. Depending on the reason for cardiac arrest, an automatic implantable defibrillator can be very effective in preventing a second cardiac arrest in the future. Read more...
It may prevent death. Implantable cardioverter-defibrillators (icds) are used to treat ventricular tachycardia or ventricular fibrillation, which if untreated, may cause a fatal cardiac arrest. Icds can often quickly treat these conditions before permanent brain or heart damage can be done. Icds are not used to treat or prevent heart attacks, which are a "plumbing" issue. Read more...