cardiac arrest


Definition of cardiac arrest

: temporary or permanent cessation of the heartbeat

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The house owner suffered cardiac arrest during the raid and was hospitalized, residents and police said. Aijaz Hussain, The Seattle Times, "Fighting in Kashmir city leaves 3 combatants, civilian dead," 17 Oct. 2018 Kamenetz, a Democrat, died May 10 after suffering cardiac arrest. Pamela Wood,, "Still no victor as Baltimore County's final votes are tallied," 6 July 2018 In the first such case to reach a verdict, a state jury on Thursday unanimously found that Monster’s energy drink wasn’t a substantial factor in causing Cody Dean Bledsoe’s cardiac arrest. Maria Armental, WSJ, "California Jury Finds in Favor of Monster in Energy-Drink Lawsuit," 7 Dec. 2018 Noviochok causes involuntary contraction of all skeletal muscles, which then leads to respiratory and cardiac arrest. James Rogers, Fox News, "Police 'super-recognizers' helped ID suspects in Novichok poisoning of ex-spy," 6 Sep. 2018 Lima had been swimming off Circuit Avenue and Bassetts Island, and was in cardiac arrest when first responders arrived, according to Bourne Deputy Fire Chief Joe Carrara. Adam Sennott,, "Man dies after being pulled from water in Bourne; latest in rash of drownings," 13 July 2018 Her heart was profoundly damaged; a large portion of the muscle was dead, or nearly so, leading to the cardiac arrest. New York Times, "Dying Organs Restored to Life in Novel Experiments," 10 July 2018 After kidney failure, a stroke and two cardiac arrests McClinton died 19 days later. The Economist, "Hospitals are learning from industry how to cut medical errors," 28 June 2018 Other research has concluded that lower nurse-patient ratios are associated with fewer patient falls and lower death rates from in-hospital cardiac arrest. Livia Gershon, Longreads, "Nurses, Unite!," 28 June 2018

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1950, in the meaning defined above

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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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