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Cessation of breathing function.

Symptoms of Respiratory arrest

The following features are indicative of Respiratory arrest:
  • cyanosis
  • unconsciousness
  • feeling agitated
  • feeling of confusion
  • struggling to breathe
  • tachycardia
  • sweating
  • intercostal retractions
  • sternoclavicular retraction

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Common Causes of Respiratory arrest

The following are the most common causes of Respiratory arrest:
  • airway obstruction
  • decreased respiratory effort
  • respiratory muscle weakness

Prevention of Respiratory arrest

Yes, it may be possible to prevent Respiratory arrest.

Lab Tests and Procedures for Diagnosis of Respiratory arrest

The following lab tests and procedures are used to detect Respiratory arrest:
  • Clearing and opening the upper airway: To determine cause of respiratory arrest
  • BVM ventilation device (Bag valve mask) test: To detect presence of foreign body in airways

Complications of Respiratory arrest if untreated

It is not know if Respiratory arrest causes complications if left untreated.

Procedures for Treatment of Respiratory arrest

The following procedures are used to treat Respiratory arrest:
  • Surgery: To remove foreign bodies from airways

Last updated date

This page was last updated on 2/04/2019.
This page provides information for Respiratory arrest.

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