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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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While sports activity often garners attention in cases of sudden cardiac arrest in younger patients, it was cited only in a small percentage of those aged between 5 and 34 in the study, according to a previous study.
The researchers revealed that Sudden Cardiac Arrest (SCA) is fatal for over 90 percent of patients, and more than half of men and close to 70 percent of women who die of SCA have shown to have no clinical history of heart disease prior to the cardiac mishap, health news reported.
Since the launch of the campaign in 2013, the charity has been on a mission to make defibrillators more commonplace, in a bid to dramatically reduce the number of deaths from sudden cardiac arrest.
examined medical records of 2,093 patients who died of sudden cardiac arrest and found that 488 of them were medically evaluated to see if they met the criteria to receive an implantable cardiac defibrillator, which can shock a stopped heart into beating Of those 488 patients 92 were eligible to receive this treatment.
Mike Mancuso, CEO of Patient Care and Clinical Informatics at Philips Healthcare, said, This product is the result of 50 years of innovation in cardiac resuscitation and sudden cardiac arrest technology at Philips.
In general, there are several classes of cardiac conditions that can predispose to pediatric sudden cardiac arrest.
Sudden cardiac arrest is when the heart suddenly stops beating, resulting in no blood flow to the brain and other vital organs.
Respiratory therapists are well aware of the prevalence of sudden cardiac arrest and the ensuing quality issues with the management of cardiac arrest.
According to the American Red Cross, more than 200,000 Americans die every year of sudden cardiac arrest, and up to 50,000 of them can be prevented with immediate CPR and defibrillation.
So, what are some of the points that argue against having an AED, especially when there is growing public awareness about them and the idea of being unable to effectively revive the victim of sudden cardiac arrest at camp is overwhelming for many of us?
Schools should implement cardio-pulmonary resuscitation and AED training as they develop a response plan; however, even an untrained witness to sudden cardiac arrest can use an AED to restart the heart, stresses Wright.
Without defibrillation, only 2%-5% of victims of sudden cardiac arrest survive, compared with 50%-70% of those who receive defibrillation within 3-5 minutes.