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Symptoms of Cardiac arrest

Symptoms of Cardiac arrest: Introduction

The symptoms of cardiac arrest are due to the ineffective beating of the heart, which results in a lack of blood flow to the brain and a sudden loss of consciousness and unresponsiveness. A person with cardiac arrest will also lose his or her pulse and stop breathing. Other symptoms may include vomiting and pallor or a bluish or grey color of the skin.

Symptoms can occur suddenly without warning or there may be some symptoms before cardiac arrest. These symptoms vary depending on the specific type and severity of the underlying disease or disorder. Symptoms can include anxiety, palpitations, chest pan, shortness of breath, dizziness, fainting (syncope) and angina. Symptoms can also include hypotension, weak pulse, labored breathing, and cessation of breathing (apnea).

If not treated immediately with immediate CPR and defibrillation and rapid implementation of advanced life support measures, cardiac arrest will result in death within minutes....more about Cardiac arrest »

Symptoms of Cardiac arrest

The list of signs and symptoms mentioned in various sources for Cardiac arrest includes the 6 symptoms listed below:

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Cardiac arrest as a Cause of Symptoms or Medical Conditions

When considering symptoms of Cardiac arrest, it is also important to consider Cardiac arrest as a possible cause of other medical conditions. The Disease Database lists the following medical conditions that Cardiac arrest may cause:

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The symptom information on this page attempts to provide a list of some possible signs and symptoms of Cardiac arrest. This signs and symptoms information for Cardiac arrest has been gathered from various sources, may not be fully accurate, and may not be the full list of Cardiac arrest signs or Cardiac arrest symptoms. Furthermore, signs and symptoms of Cardiac arrest may vary on an individual basis for each patient. Only your doctor can provide adequate diagnosis of any signs or symptoms and whether they are indeed Cardiac arrest symptoms.


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