cardiac arrest

noun

Definition of cardiac arrest

: temporary or permanent cessation of the heartbeat

Examples of cardiac arrest in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The park statement said the cause of death was unknown but was consistent with sudden cardiac arrest. CBS News, 6 June 2022 His cause of death is unknown but is consistent with sudden cardiac arrest, according to the National Park Service. Asha C. Gilbert, USA TODAY, 6 June 2022 His cause of death is still being investigated but is consistent with sudden cardiac arrest, park officials said. Daily News Staff And Wire Reports, Anchorage Daily News, 5 June 2022 More than 23,000 youth are stricken by sudden cardiac arrest each year. Laura Groch, San Diego Union-Tribune, 1 Apr. 2022 Garcia said that if administered within six to eight minutes of someone overdosing, the rescuer can reverse sudden cardiac arrest 93 percent of the time. al, 15 Mar. 2022 Just moving around can cut your risk of sudden cardiac arrest by 92%, according to some estimates. Bryan Robinson, Forbes, 12 Sep. 2021 The bill is named after Waukesha North student and three-sport athlete Kai Lermer, who died in 2019 of cardiac arrest while playing basketball. Alec Johnson, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, 29 Mar. 2022 Mirza Ammar Baig said authorities told him his brother died of cardiac arrest due to lack of air, but the exact circumstances of his death are still unclear. Washington Post, 7 Nov. 2021 See More

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

1873, in the meaning defined above

Learn More About cardiac arrest

Time Traveler for cardiac arrest

Time Traveler

The first known use of cardiac arrest was in 1873

See more words from the same year

Dictionary Entries Near cardiac arrest

cardiac

cardiac arrest

cardiac catheterization

See More Nearby Entries 

Statistics for cardiac arrest

Last Updated

17 Jun 2022

Cite this Entry

“Cardiac arrest.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/cardiac%20arrest. Accessed 28 Jun. 2022.

Style: MLA
MLACheck Mark Icon ChicagoCheck Mark Icon APACheck Mark Icon Merriam-WebsterCheck Mark Icon

More Definitions for cardiac arrest

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

More from Merriam-Webster on cardiac arrest

Britannica English: Translation of cardiac arrest for Arabic Speakers

WORD OF THE DAY

Test Your Vocabulary

Great Words for Scrabble

  • scrabble tiles that read scrabble quiz
  • Which of the following Q-without-U words means the number five in cards or dice?
Spell It

Can you spell these 10 commonly misspelled words?

TAKE THE QUIZ
Universal Daily Crossword

A daily challenge for crossword fanatics.

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!