cardiac arrest


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Related to cardiac arrest: cardiac tamponade, heart attack, heart failure, myocardial infarction, stroke, ventricular fibrillation

cardiac arrest

n.
1. Sudden cessation of heartbeat and cardiac function, resulting in the loss of effective circulation.
2. An instance of this: personnel who deal with cardiac arrests at sports events.

cardiac arrest

n
(Medicine) 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

car′diac arrest′


n.
abrupt cessation of heartbeat.
[1955–60]

cardiac arrest

A point at which the heart ceases to beat effectively.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.cardiac arrest - absence of systolecardiac arrest - absence of systole; failure of the ventricles of the heart to contract (usually caused by ventricular fibrillation) with consequent absence of the heart beat leading to oxygen lack and eventually to death
pathology - any deviation from a healthy or normal condition
Translations
Kreislaufstillstand
sydämenpysähdyssydänpysähdys
hartstilstand

cardiac arrest

cardiac arrest

n (Med) → arresto cardiaco
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