Sudden cardiac arrest occurs when the heart develops an arrhythmia that causes it to stop beating. This is different than a heart attack, where the heart usually continues to beat but blood flow to the heart is blocked. There are many possible causes of cardiac arrest. They include coronary heart disease, heart attack, electrocution, drowning, or choking. There may not be a known cause to the cardiac arrest.
“You want to do what?” she asked. “Because you have Atrial Fibrillation, I’d like to schedule you for an electrical cardioversion,” I said. A middle-aged woman with Atrial Fibrillation was in my office. She was suffering with symptoms of fatigue and breathlessness. Her heart was racing at…