Definition of cardiac arrest in English:

cardiac arrest

noun

  • A sudden, sometimes temporary, cessation of function of the heart.

    • ‘These are used to help crew members to resuscitate passengers in the event of sudden cardiac arrest during a flight.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘What happens in cardiac arrest is that the heart is fluttering rather than pumping blood, says Anne Marie.’
    • ‘Time is an essential factor in treating patients experiencing a cardiac arrest.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘Because cases of ventricular arrhythmia and cardiac arrest may go undiagnosed, we also examined deaths from all causes.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘Patients with cardiac arrest most often present with ventricular fibrillation.’
    • ‘What's the first thing to do when you witness someone collapse from cardiac arrest?’
    • ‘Healthcare professionals will continue to be taught to check the carotid pulse to confirm 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.’
    • ‘He collapsed but was revived by staff and was transferred to Leeds General Infirmary where he suffered another cardiac arrest and died.’
    • ‘Heart attacks, which are caused by a blockage of a coronary artery, can lead to cardiac arrest.’
    • ‘A 33 year old man died six months after he had had a cardiac arrest during surgery for a retinal detachment.’
    • ‘Unfortunately, about a day after her admission she had an electromechanical dissociation cardiac arrest and died.’
    • ‘Around 70% of sudden cardiac arrests happen out of hospital and the survival rate from these is only 1%.’
    • ‘The results also are not applicable to home settings where the majority of cardiac arrests occur.’
    • ‘She suffered multi-organ failure, including a cardiac arrest which stopped her heart for four minutes.’