cardiac arrest


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cardiac arrest

[′kärd·ē‚ak ə′rest]
(medicine)
Cessation of the heartbeat.
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However, it is important to take the patient to emergency as early as possible because decreased flow of oxygenated blood to brain and organs can cause severe damage, trigger stroke, and even sudden cardiac arrest.
Data collected in the study provided Chugh and his team with unique, community-based information to mine for answers to what causes sudden cardiac arrest.
As the criticality of cardiac arrest survival decreases, nurses will also play important roles in recovery and rehabilitation aimed at restoring the patient to their pre-cardiac arrest function.
Cardiac arrest patients were more likely to be African Americans and to suffer from diabetes, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease and chronic kidney disease.
Conclusion: Our study results yielded that witnessed-cardiac arrest patients have more survival as compared to out-of-hospital cardiac arrest patients.
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.
In addition, patients without significant coronary artery disease (CAD) can experience cardiac arrest as well.
Other causes of a cardiac arrest include electrocution, bleeding, choking or a drugs overdose - it isn't always because of an existing heart condition.
7% of patients within 30 days of their cardiac arrest Under the study's case-crossover design, patients" use or nonuse of NSAIDs within 30 days prior to cardiac arrest was compared with their use or nonuse during two control periods: 60-90 and 90-120 days prior to their cardiac event.
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.

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