cardiac arrest(redirected from Cardiorespiratory arrest)
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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.
(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
abrupt cessation of heartbeat.
A point at which the heart ceases to beat effectively.
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|Noun||1.||cardiac 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