cardiac arrest

noun

Definition of cardiac arrest 

: temporary or permanent cessation of the heartbeat

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Williams was taken to Citrus Memorial Hospital, where he was pronounced dead of cardiac arrest at 8:49 a.m. EDT. sandiegouniontribune.com, "July 6, 2002: Ted Williams," 6 July 2018 After seven days, Halappanavar died of cardiac arrest as a result of the septic infection. Gabriella Paiella, The Cut, "Everything to Know About Ireland’s Historic Abortion Referendum," 22 May 2018 Jack Pearson died of cardiac arrest after being inside when his family’s Pittsburgh home caught fire. Dana Rose Falcone, PEOPLE.com, "Milo Ventimiglia Says This is Us Season 3 Will Explore Jack in His 20s During the Vietnam War," 16 Apr. 2018 Time After a scary incident of cardiac arrest briefly leaves him technically dead, 33-year-old loan officer Jim Byrd becomes obsessed with whether an afterlife awaits us. Jocelyn Mcclurg, USA TODAY, "Weekend picks for book lovers, including 'Together We Rise'," 20 Jan. 2018 Many San Francisco fatalities attributed to sudden cardiac arrest were actually from other causes, according to a study that reviewed nearly every death in the city over a three-year period. Kimberly Veklerov, SFChronicle.com, "Deaths often misclassified as cardiac arrest, UCSF study finds," 18 June 2018 The American Heart Association estimates that nearly 424,000 people have sudden cardiac arrest outside of a hospital setting each year and only 10.4 percent of those victims survive. Maria Clark, NOLA.com, "Louisiana 911 operators to offer CPR instructions over the phone," 31 May 2018 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

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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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