cardiac arrest


noun Pathology.

abrupt cessation of heartbeat.

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Origin of cardiac arrest

First recorded in 1955–60
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British Dictionary definitions for cardiac arrest

cardiac arrest

noun

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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Medical definitions for cardiac arrest

cardiac arrest

n.

A sudden cessation of cardiac function, resulting in loss of effective circulation.
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Cultural definitions for cardiac arrest

cardiac arrest

See heart attack.

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