My Sudden Cardiac Arrest survivor

Our son Marc had cardiac arrest January 9, 2016 (WPW asymptomatic cause) … at age of 4 years old !!!!!!

Before his accident, he developed normally without any problems. A simple cardiogram could show his WPW But he made 2% of the population « asymptomatic », but one could not even suspect that he had heart problems … why? But why ? We do not do cardiograms for all children at birth in France? 

My son had cardiac arrest for 25 minutes

I did cpr with fiend ambulance was only after 20 minutes and his heart restarted only after 25 minutes…

He was on the hyperthermic protocol

His child body went through so much:

5 days comas

Blindness for 3 days after coma

He couldn’t talk at all for 2 weeks after ( and restarted very slowly to talk some words)

Wasn’t sitting for 1 month and we was 1 month in Intensive care unit and 4 months in hospital

He had 5 ablations ( for his heart syndrome in 3 years)

He was obliged to learn to do everything again ….( but he was just 4 years boy when he has to pass through all this)

While My son was woke up from life support after rewarming his body He had regular heart monitoring 24h/24 because of regular SVT , kidney failure, respiratory failure & and he was on a feeding tube as well…. and he was blind and can’t talk….. but constantly crying…..he had « neurological crisis » or secondary brain injury reaction in his brain caused by anoxic injury for some period … … only thing which calm his down a bit during was my voice …

Secondary injury can result from complications of the injury. Other factors in secondary damage are breakdown of the blood–brain barrier, edema and hypoxia.

Secondary injury is an indirect result of the injury. It results from processes initiated by the anoxia. It occurs in the hours and days following the primary injury and plays a large role in the brain damage and death that results from ABI.

Hbot helped him enormously for walking in 2016 we did 6 months after cardiac arrest in Israel

Cardiac arrest awareness ! It’s always electrical problem ! And we need EKG obligatory !!!!!! For children’s !

But all you can find on my blog:

FDA awarded premarket approval to a catheter-based device that delivers hyperbaric levels of oxygen to heart tissue in hopes of reducing muscle damage after a heart attack.

– « Patients who received the supersaturated oxygen treatment showed a 26% infarct size reduction ».

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What is WPW?

WPW is an electrical abnormality in the heart that may be associated with supraventricular tachycardia (fast heart rate originating above the ventricles).

When you have WPW, along with your normal conduction pathway, you have an extra pathway called an accessory pathway. They are normal heart muscle, not specialized electric tissue, and they may:

  • Conduct impulses faster than normal
  • Conduct impulses in both directions

The impulses travel through the extra pathway (short cut) as well as the normal AV-HIS Purkinje system. The impulses can travel around the heart very quickly, in a circular pattern, causing the heart to beat unusually fast. This is called re-entry tachycardia or SVT (supraventricular tachycardia).