cardiac arrest


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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.
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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
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car′diac arrest′


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

A point at which the heart ceases to beat effectively.
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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
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cardiac arrest

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cardiac arrest

n (Med) → arresto cardiaco
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[ClickPress, Tue Aug 13 2019] This report analyzes the current and future scenario of the global Cardiac Arrest Treatment Market .
Holmberg, M.D., M.P.H., from the Aarhus University Hospital in Denmark, and colleagues estimated the incidence of index pulseless in-hospital cardiac arrest based on hospital-level characteristics in all U.S.
Although cardiac arrest in children is far less common than in adults, each year about 7,000 children in the United States experience an out-of-hospital cardiac arrest, according to the American Heart Association.
According to a new https://academic.oup.com/eurheartj/advance-article/doi/10.1093/eurheartj/ehz297/5492041#135856443 by the https://www.escardio.org/The-ESC/Press-Office/Press-releases/Women-are-less-likely-to-be-resuscitated-and-survive-a-cardiac-arrest-than-men, women are less likely to receive help from bystanders if they suffer from a cardiac arrest outside of a hospital environment.
A study published in the journal, 'European Heart Journal', found that people did not recognise women who collapsed were having a cardiac arrest, leading to delays in calling the emergency services and delays in providing resuscitation treatment.
According to (https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2019/03/190317150427.htm) research presented by the European Sudden Cardiac Arrest network (ESCAPE-NET) at the EHRA 2019 conference, high doses of nifedipine (60 mg per day and up) were linked to an increased risk of out-of-hospital cardiac arrest cases.
I was speaking to one of the doctors at the RVI and he said not many people survive that kind of cardiac arrest - even if they're being treated in hospital."
Studies from developed countries suggest a higher number of victims were saved after suffering a cardiac arrest due to the availability of early emergency care provided by either ambulance services or laypersons trained to perform CPR.
"Getting a defibrillator to someone in cardiac arrest quickly significantly increases their chance of survival.
The true incidence of paediatric cardiac arrest is unknown, but out-of-hospital cardiac arrest (OHCA) events are estimated at 9 per 100 000 person years, whereas arrest within intensive care units is thought to occur 0.94 times per 100 admissions.
The BHF says if you witness a cardiac arrest then it's crucial to start CPR immediately.

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