Cardiac arrest has robbed the country some of the top personalities. Professor George Magoha is the latest to be struck by the medical condition. Below are some of the causes that can cause the condition including predisposing factors.
One of the cause is coronary artery disease. This causes the artery directing blood to the heart to narrow. This reduces blood flow leading to hypoxia and death of the heart muscle. Prolonged hypoxia is fatal as it can lead to death within few hours.
Cardiomyopathy or enlarged heart disease. The heart is normally the size of one's fist. However, in this condition the heart is extremely big in size. This impairs the heart's ability to pump blood around the body.
Heart valve disease is also another cause which can be as.a result of bacteria infection. The valves are impaired due to infestation by bacteria such a streptococcus.The immunity destroys the valves as it try to clear off the bacteria.
Some of the predisposing factors include, diabetes, obesity and sedentary lifestyle. High cholesterol diet can lead to arteriosclerosis. The lumen of arteries narrow down over time which is dangerous.
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