One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
A sudden, sometimes temporary, cessation of the heart's functioning.
- ‘Sudden cardiac arrests account for more deaths each year than the total number of deaths from AIDS, lung and breast cancer, and stroke combined.’
- ‘However, syncope, aborted cardiac arrest, and sudden death do continue to occur.’
- ‘Heart attacks, which are caused by a blockage of a coronary artery, can lead to cardiac arrest.’
- ‘What's the first thing to do when you witness someone collapse from cardiac arrest?’
- ‘More than 1,750 people die of sudden cardiac arrests every week in the UK, the highest rate in Europe.’
- ‘Every day about 16 people die from sudden cardiac arrest, which often happens without warning.’
- ‘In fact, approximately 1,000 cardiac arrests occur each year on airplanes, which is more than the total number of people who die in plane crashes each year.’
- ‘She suffered multi-organ failure, including a cardiac arrest which stopped her heart for four minutes.’
- ‘Unfortunately, about a day after her admission she had an electromechanical dissociation cardiac arrest and died.’
- ‘Time is an essential factor in treating patients experiencing a cardiac arrest.’
- ‘He collapsed but was revived by staff and was transferred to Leeds General Infirmary where he suffered another cardiac arrest and died.’
- ‘The results also are not applicable to home settings where the majority of cardiac arrests occur.’
- ‘Dr Galvin said that, while the systems are being used to save lives in public places like airports and shopping centres, statistics show that approximately 80% of sudden cardiac arrests happen in the home.’
- ‘Around 70% of sudden cardiac arrests happen out of hospital and the survival rate from these is only 1%.’
- ‘These are used to help crew members to resuscitate passengers in the event of sudden cardiac arrest during a flight.’
- ‘A 33 year old man died six months after he had had a cardiac arrest during surgery for a retinal detachment.’
- ‘Because cases of ventricular arrhythmia and cardiac arrest may go undiagnosed, we also examined deaths from all causes.’
- ‘Healthcare professionals will continue to be taught to check the carotid pulse to confirm cardiac arrest.’
- ‘Patients with cardiac arrest most often present with ventricular fibrillation.’
- ‘What happens in cardiac arrest is that the heart is fluttering rather than pumping blood, says Anne Marie.’
Top tips for CV writingRead more
In this article we explore how to impress employers with a spot-on CV.