cardiac arrest

cardiac arrest
noun Date: 1950 temporary or permanent cessation of the heartbeat

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • cardiac arrest — n. the complete failure of the heart to pump blood …   English World dictionary

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  • cardiac arrest — Synonyms and related words: angina, angina pectoris, aortic insufficiency, aortic stenosis, apoplectic stroke, apoplexy, arrhythmia, arteriosclerosis, atherosclerosis, atrial fibrillation, auricular fibrillation, beriberi heart, cardiac… …   Moby Thesaurus

  • cardiac arrest — n. sudden cessation of all heart activity, cardiopulmonary arrest …   English contemporary dictionary

  • cardiac arrest — car′diac arrest′ n. pat abrupt cessation of heartbeat • Etymology: 1955–60 …   From formal English to slang

  • cardiac arrest — 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 • Syn: ↑asystole, ↑cardiopulmonary… …   Useful english dictionary

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