cardiac arrest


Definition of cardiac arrest

: temporary or permanent cessation of the heartbeat

Examples of cardiac arrest in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web West had gone into cardiac arrest on Monday and never regained consciousness while in the hospital, according to Rolling Stone. Li Cohen, CBS News, "Leslie West, guitarist for Mountain and best known for "Mississippi Queen," has died at 75," 23 Dec. 2020 On Tuesday, Jimenez went into cardiac arrest and died. David Hinojosa,, "‘Father figure’ Sam Houston football coach dies," 22 Dec. 2020 The first emergency personnel on the scene found an adult male in cardiac arrest, police said. Zach Murdock,, "Pedestrian dead after apparent hit-and-run crash in Vernon, investigation underway," 24 Nov. 2020 At its most severe, myocarditis can contribute to cardiac arrest. Scott Gleeson, USA TODAY, "FSU coach details emotions from scary incident with Florida's Keyontae Johnson collapsing," 14 Dec. 2020 Greene's death, which followed a chase near Monroe over an unspecified traffic violation, was ruled accidental and attributed to cardiac arrest, said Renee Smith, the Union Parish coroner who was not in office when that determination was made. CBS News, "Black man's family views graphic bodycam video of his in-custody death: "His dying words were, 'I'm sorry'"," 16 Oct. 2020 But his breathing became increasingly labored; he was put on a ventilator and the next day went into cardiac arrest. Marisa Gerber Staff Writer, Los Angeles Times, "Column One: Three daughters mourn fathers in a sisterhood of grief," 9 Dec. 2020 Moments later, after paramedics arrived, Carraman collapsed and went into full cardiac arrest. Emilie Eaton,, "Four years before SAPD officer was fired for using a knee restraint, he was involved in the death of San Antonio man in custody," 21 Aug. 2020 In July, her 28-year-old daughter, Estefania Mesa, gave birth to a baby girl but suffered a cardiac arrest during her emergency C-section, leaving her with brain damage, unable to talk or walk. Monsy Alvarado, USA TODAY, "Her daughter is sick. She's caring for her grandchild. Now this New Jersey woman faces deportation, too.," 16 Nov. 2020

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First Known Use of cardiac arrest

1950, in the meaning defined above

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“Cardiac arrest.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 26 Jan. 2021.

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cardiac arrest


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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