cardiac arrest

noun

Definition of cardiac arrest 

: temporary or permanent cessation of the heartbeat

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Since Kamenetz’s death from sudden cardiac arrest, County Administrative Officer Fred Homan has been serving as acting county executive. Pamela Wood, baltimoresun.com, "In reversal, Baltimore County Council will seek public input in replacing Kamenetz as county executive," 17 May 2018 Mata also ended his blog post by offering his support to England legend Ray Wilkins following his cardiac arrest last week, as well as Pelayo Novo - a former Real Ovideo academy player who was seriously injured at a hotel in Huesca. SI.com, "Juan Mata Vows to Delay Rivals' Title Party in 'Special' Manchester Derby," 2 Apr. 2018 With so little oxygen reaching the heart, a person can go into cardiac arrest, meaning the heart stops beating altogether. Sarah Klein, Health.com, "Kevin Smith Had a ‘Widowmaker’ Heart Attack. Here’s What That Means," 26 Feb. 2018 Research showed that 70 percent of cardiac arrests, outside of hospitals, happen in homes and less than 46 percent of these people receive CPR before help arrives. Wayne K. Roustan, Sun-Sentinel.com, "Medical students teach life-saving Texas Two Step in Davie," 24 Feb. 2018 While the world watches Venezuela’s slow, cancerous death, Nicaragua is in full cardiac arrest. Margarita Herdocia, Time, "Nicaragua Is Heading Down the Same Dark Path as Venezuela," 13 June 2018 Since his death from cardiac arrest Jan. 25, 2017, his estate has been the subject of much dispute and legal maneuvering between his surviving widow, five children, his lenders, creditors and the IRS. Patrick Danner, San Antonio Express-News, "Real estate tycoon Cotter leaves behind tangled empire, fight over assets after his death," 11 June 2018 The victim, who was not identified, was in cardiac arrest when firefighters rescued him from an apartment in the 2200 block of Gaviota Avenue, according to Los Angeles County Fire Department Inspector Joey Marron. James Queally, latimes.com, "Elderly man in critical condition after Signal Hill apartment fire," 4 June 2018 What were the odds two other nurses with experience giving CPR to people in cardiac arrest would show up and help? Théoden Janes, charlotteobserver, "His heart stopped. How it got working again is an amazing story. Was it luck, or God?," 28 May 2018

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1950, in the meaning defined above

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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

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