cardiac arrest

noun Pathology.
abrupt cessation of heartbeat.

Origin:
1955–60

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cardiac arrest
 
n
failure of the pumping action of the heart, resulting in loss of consciousness and absence of pulse and breathing: a medical emergency requiring immediate resuscitative treatment

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cardiac arrest n.

Abbr. CA A sudden cessation of cardiac function, resulting in loss of effective circulation.

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cardiac arrest definition


See heart attack.

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It would also be interesting to know if there was a coincident cardiac arrest.
Half of all people who die suddenly of cardiac arrest don't have any symptoms or any knowledge they're at risk.
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