cardiac arrest

noun

Definition of cardiac arrest

: temporary or permanent cessation of the heartbeat

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Your chance of survival decreases 10 percent every minute of cardiac arrest. Jennifer Johnson, chicagotribune.com, "Teen hoping to become paramedic credited with life-saving response to Maine South High School student," 4 June 2019 Son Michael died from an apparent cardiac arrest at age 50 on June 25, 2009. Karen Mizoguchi, PEOPLE.com, "Joe Jackson, Father to Michael and Janet, Dies of Pancreatic Cancer at 89 as Family Pays Tribute," 27 June 2018 Mary Jane Fonder, 75, was pronounced dead of cardiac arrest at the state correctional facility in Muncy, according to the Bucks County District Attorney’s Office. Vinny Vella, Philly.com, "Upper Bucks murderer, questioned in father's unsolved disappearance, dies in prison," 5 June 2018 Also, while a handful of NBA players have died of sudden cardiac arrest—including during basketball practices or workouts—not one died during a game. Michael Mccann, SI.com, "Examining the Zeke Upshaw Wrongful Death Lawsuit Against the NBA," 1 June 2018 Petty went into cardiac arrest at his home in Malibu on Oct. 2, 2017. Daniel Arkin, NBC News, "Tom Petty died of accidental drug overdose, coroner and family say," 19 Jan. 2018 Four years ago today, the world unexpectedly lost legendary music icon Michael Jackson, who died from cardiac arrest at age 50. Noelia Trujillo, Woman's Day, "Michael Jackson Still Making Headlines 4 Years After Death," 25 June 2013 On Thursday, September 6, 2018, Hollywood legend Burt Reynolds died at 82, reportedly from cardiac arrest. Kayla Keegan, Good Housekeeping, "Burt Reynolds's Iconic Role in 'Smokey and the Bandit' Almost Never Happened," 6 Sep. 2018 The world of football was left in mourning on Wednesday afternoon after news filtered through that Chelsea legend Ray Wilkins has passed away at the age of 61 following a recent cardiac arrest and fall at his home in Surrey. SI.com, "Tributes Pour in As Football Mourns the Loss of Chelsea Legend & Pundit Ray Wilkins," 4 Apr. 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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