cardiac arrest

noun
Updated on: 12 Nov 2017

Definition of cardiac arrest

:temporary or permanent cessation of the heartbeat

Recent Examples of cardiac arrest from the Web

These example sentences are selected automatically from various online news sources to reflect current usage of the word 'cardiac arrest.' Views expressed in the examples do not represent the opinion of Merriam-Webster or its editors. Send us feedback.

First Known Use of cardiac arrest

1950


Medical Dictionary

cardiac arrest

noun

medical Definition of cardiac arrest

:abrupt temporary or permanent cessation of the heartbeat (as from ventricular fibrillation or asystole) called also sudden cardiac arrest

Learn More about cardiac arrest


Seen and Heard

What made you want to look up cardiac arrest? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).

Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!

WORD OF THE DAY

marked by intense feeling

Get Word of the Day daily email!

Test Your Vocabulary

Find the Cousins

  • a-large-tree-with-many-branches
  • Which pair shares a common word ancestor?
Spell It

Can you spell these 10 commonly misspelled words?

TAKE THE QUIZ
Citation

Test Your Knowledge - and learn some interesting things along the way.

TAKE THE QUIZ

Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!