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Drop Dead from Respiratory Arrest?

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  • Posted By: Anonymous
  • November 4, 2009
  • 07:05 PM

My dad was found dead on the floor and his cause of death was listed as "respiratory arrest." He was diagnosed with lung cancer but was doing okay at the time preceding his death. I believe he fell, hit his head (there was a swollen, bruised area by his temple) and laid on the floor and suffocated. I feel certain the fall caused his death. Does anyone have thoughts on this. He did not die from cardiac-respiratory arrest. His heart was strong and did not give out. My specific question is, can someone "drop dead" from respiratory arrest because I thought respiratory arrest usually happened slowly, as in you slowly slip into unconsciousness and then stop breathing. Please share your thoughts on this.

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