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