cardiopulmonary arrest


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Noun1.cardiopulmonary arrest - absence of systolecardiopulmonary 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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The 59-year-old patient, who lived alone, phoned 999 after experiencing breathing difficulties at 4.14am on November 29, 2008 and died after suffering a cardiopulmonary arrest.
He died as a result of cardiopulmonary arrest due to sepsis.
She complained of chest pain and "feeling hot," and then began seizing and suffered a cardiopulmonary arrest. Because of the release of intracellular potassium from lysed RBCs, her serum potassium rose to 7.2 mEq/L.
A 16-year-old male, with a history of recurrent asthma, presented in cardiopulmonary arrest due to spontaneous bilateral pneumothorax.
ABSTRACT To increase cardiopulmonary arrest survival, the American Heart Association developed basic and advanced cardiac life support (ACLS) courses that expose participants to realistic learning situations.
The formation of the RRT stems from the fact that most patients have abnormalities of vital signs, laboratory or some other aspect of their condition in the eight hours prior to cardiopulmonary arrest. It is thought that early intervention in these patients would prevent the subsequent arrest.
Paul Chan of the University of Missouri in Kansas City and colleagues studied whether such rapid response teams helped reduce hospital-wide incidents of cardiopulmonary arrest and death rates.
The cause of death was listed as cardiopulmonary arrest, cardiogenic shock, and myocardial infarction.
from a spontaneous aneurysm or blunt trauma) can cause sudden cardiopulmonary arrest. (2, 3) Case reports suggest that individuals with a history of alcohol abuse may be particularly susceptible.
24, 2006, of cardiopulmonary arrest caused by lung cancer in Burke, Va.
This is one reason we have achieved a 40% survival to discharge rate for cardiopulmonary arrest patients.
The purpose of the RRT is to provide timely, appropriate intervention before a patient has a cardiopulmonary arrest. One study analyzed reports on cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) over a 24 year period and concluded that only 17% of the hospitalized patients requiring CPR survived for hospital discharge.