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Overview

Cardiac arrest is a serious heart condition. The word arrest means to stop or bring to a halt. In cardiac arrest, the heart ceases to beat. It is also known as sudden cardiac death. Your heartbeat is controlled by electrical impulses. When these[read article]

Tests for Cardiac Arrest

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An electrocardiogram (also known as an ECG or EKG) is a simple, painless test that measures your heart's electrical activity. Every heartbeat is triggered by a...  More
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Multiple Gated Acquisition (MUGA) Scanning
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A physical examination is a routine test your doctor performs to check your overall health. It is also known as a wellness check. A physical examination helps your ...  More
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An X-ray is an imaging test that uses small amounts of radiation to produce pictures of the organs, tissues, and bones of the body. When focused on the chest, it ca...  More
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An arteriogram is a procedure that produces an image of your arteries. Your doctor will use dye (called contrast material) and X-rays to observe the flow of blood t...  More
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An magnetic resonance imaging test (MRI) uses magnets and radio waves to capture images inside your body without making an surgical incision. An MRI allows your doc...  More
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A computed tomography scan-commonly called a CT scan-is a test that uses X-rays to view your heart and blood vessels. These scans use safe amounts of radiation to c...  More
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An echocardiogram is a test that uses sound waves to produce live images of your heart, allowing your doctor to monitor how your heart and its valves are functionin...  More
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Electrolyte Panel
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An intracardiac electrophysiology study is a minimally invasive procedure that helps cardiologists diagnose heart rhythm problems, which are also known as arrhythmi...  More
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An exercise stress test is used to determine how well your heart responds during times when it is working the hardest. During the test, you will be asked to exercis...  More
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If you have heart failure it's important to follow a heart healthy diet. Join experts as they discuss recommended dietary restrictions necessary to keep your he...  More
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Serum Troponin I Test
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A thallium stress test is a nuclear imaging test that shows how well blood flows into the heart during exercise and at rest. A radioisotope (nuclear material) is ad...  More
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Enzymes are complex proteins that facilitate chemical changes in every part of the body. Your body needs enzymes to function. The CPK isoenzymes test is a way to me...  More
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Serum Troponin T Test
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Drug Abuse Screen
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Medical Procedures for Cardiac Arrest

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A stent is a tiny tube that is inserted into a blocked passageway. The stent keeps the passageway open. This allows the flow of blood or other fluids (depending on ...  More
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Oxygen therapy provides supplemental oxygen to people with breathing disorders.  More
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Cardioversion is a procedure that can correct an irregular heart rhythm. An irregular heartbeat is also known as an arrhythmia . An arrhythmia occurs when the elect...  More
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Angioplasty and stent placement are common procedures to open clogged arteries in the heart. These procedures are formally known as coronary angioplasty or percutan...  More
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Cardiac ablation is a procedure performed by a cardiologist , a doctor who specializes in heart problems. It involves threading catheters (long, flexible wires) thr...  More
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Surgical Procedures for Cardiac Arrest

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Heart bypass surgery is also known as coronary bypass surgery. The goal of this surgery is to replace damaged arteries in your heart with blood vessels from another...  More
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A heart transplant replaces your injured or diseased heart with a healthy donor heart. It is a major medical procedure.Transplants are usually reserved for those wi...  More
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Angioplasty and stent placement are common procedures to open clogged arteries in the heart. These procedures are formally known as coronary angioplasty or percutan...  More
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Implantation of Automatic Cardiac Defibrillator
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Open heart surgery is any type of surgery where the chest is cut open and surgery is performed on the muscles, valves, or arteries of the heart. According to the Na...  More
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Prescribed Medications for Cardiac Arrest

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EPINEPHRINE (ep i NEF rin) helps open up air passages and makes breathing easier for people with mild asthma.  More
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Over the Counter Medications for Cardiac Arrest

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EPINEPHRINE (ep i NEF rin) helps open up air passages and makes breathing easier for people with mild asthma.  More
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