abrupt cessation of heartbeat.
Origin of cardiac arrest
First recorded in 1955–60
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British Dictionary definitions for cardiac arrest
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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Medicine definitions for cardiac arrest
A sudden cessation of cardiac function, resulting in loss of effective circulation.
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Culture definitions for cardiac arrest
See heart attack.
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