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Am 88. If heart attack-- would I want to survive it. Could I have sudden cardiac arrest?

Depends.... If the heart attack is small, you may survive it relatively intact. But, if the heart attack involved a large portion of your heart, you may be left with significant impairment, if you survive at all. You need to decide if you would want resuscitation in the event your heart stops. It is possible to have a sudden cardiac arrest meaning your heart stops. See your doctor for options. God bless you! Read more...

A 51 year old ex figure skater, who's in good shape had Sudden Cardiac Arrest. Are odds of SCA very low for someone with no known heart abnormalities?

Yes, but never zero. Known for over 8 decades that 1/2 of US population has atherosclerosis by later childhood, despite typically no symptoms for decades. Symptoms are from plaque ruptures & clots, most without evident symptoms, yet can close major arteries within minutes: thus SCA with no warning signs in advance, including normal cholesterol & angiogram without evident problems days prior. Read more...

What causes the heart too beat to fast in sudden cardiac arrest and makes the electrical system go crazy?

Ventricular fibrilla. Ventricular fibrillation causing sudden cardiac death can occur in people with normal or abnormal heart. Those with no structural heart disease such as Long QT Syndrome ,Brugada Syndrome ,etc cause by genetic mutation in ionic channels. In people with structural heart disease Coronary artery disease is common in people over 50 and in younger people ,cardiomyopathy specially Hypertrophic Cardiomy. Read more...

How can unexplained sudden cardiac arrest with no known cause happen to people with healthy hearts? Is there anything that could avoid this?

testing. Usually this can occur in certain condition when a person is involved in athletics or some strenuous activities. Only thing a person can do these days to have a check before participating in sports especially when there is a family history. Read more...
Not normal. There are some underlying issues. Electrical system, or congenital that surface with sudden cardiac arrest commonly. 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...