- Your Heart
- Ask Dr. T
- Heart Healthy Living
- About Us
- Contact Us
Cardiac arrest and Seizures
I am so sorry for your loss! What you witnessed was a cardiac arrest and seizure due lack of blood flow to your father's brain. He must have had an acute heart attack and his heart had suddenly stopped working. I suspect his heart rhythm at the time was ventricular fibrillation, not compatible with life unless it can be corrected, usually with an electric shock and CPR (cardiopulmonary resuscitation).
With that kind of family history, you should check what your risks for heart disease are:
Hope this helps,
Ask Doctor T. Blog
I am 76 years of age and have been diagnosed with sick sinus syndrome. The suggested treatment is metoprolol and a pacemaker. I have not had any symptoms such as, light headedness, fainting, or tiredness, other than the feeling of the sometimes erratic heart beat.
I am concerned of the possible side...