Definition of Cardiac arrest

1. Noun. 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.

Exact synonyms: Asystole, Cardiopulmonary Arrest
Generic synonyms: Pathology

Definition of Cardiac arrest

1. Noun. (cardiology pathology) Sudden and complete cessation of the heartbeat resulting in the loss of effective circulation of the blood. ¹

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Medical Definition of Cardiac arrest

1. This refers to the complete cessation of cardiac activity (heartbeat). (27 Sep 1997)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Cardiac Arrest

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Literary usage of Cardiac arrest

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1. Therapeutics: Its Principles and Practice by Horatio Charles Wood (1892)
"Dr. I. Ott has found that the cardiac arrest in the dog is systolic (Archives of Med., Feb. 1883). In Drs. Coze and Simon's experimenta the frog's heart was ..."

2. Therapeutic Gazette (1921)
"This, however, refers only to cardiac arrest from chloroform occurring in the ... This danger does not occur, in his opinion, in cardiac arrest occurring at ..."

3. Progressive Medicine by Hobart Amory Hare (1907)
"This cardiac arrest is not a constant phenomenon in epilepsy and the pulse may ... Russell, however, endeavors to show that cardiac arrest may be far more ..."

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