cardiac arrest


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cardiac arrest

[′kärd·ē‚ak ə′rest]
(medicine)
Cessation of the heartbeat.
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With products for pacing, defibrillation, circulation (with ZOLL's See-Thru CPR[TM] and Real CPR Help[TM] technologies), ventilation, and fluid resuscitation, ZOLL provides a comprehensive set of technologies that help clinicians, EMS professionals, and lay rescuers resuscitate sudden cardiac arrest or trauma victims.
Through the efforts of the Survivor Network, it is hoped the problem of sudden cardiac arrest will become prominent in the minds of the public and legislators.
Most men had coronary artery disease, but only about half had been tested for it before their cardiac arrest.
Marathons and half-marathons are associated with a low overall risk of cardiac arrest and sudden death.
Despite years of significant advances in emergency medicine and resuscitation, just five percent of those who suffer sudden cardiac arrest survive.
The Advisory Panel suggested priority areas related to sudden cardiac arrest at their initial meeting, and further refined these areas in February 2010.
Other causes of a cardiac arrest include electrocution, bleeding, choking or a drugs overdose - it isn't always because of an existing heart condition.
A cardiac arrest differs from a heart attack which occurs when one of the coronary arteries becomes blocked by a blood clot and part of the heart is starved of oxygen.
There is also evidence that the incidence of cardiac arrest and the mortality associated with this catastrophic event can be improved (2) by implementing rapid response teams as well.
The high level of exertion associated with a foot chase and subsequent struggle may cause respiratory strain and a dangerous heart-rhythm disturbance, ultimately resulting in cardiac arrest.
Over nearly 22 months, the trainees at sites equipped with defibrillators resuscitated 29 people who had suffered cardiac arrest compared with only 15 CPR--only resuscitations by their counterparts in the places without the devices, says Joseph P.
According to the American Heart Association, every day in the United States 600 adults are victims of sudden cardiac arrest in the workplace.

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