cardiac arrest

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cardiac arrest

[′kärd·ē‚ak ə′rest]
(medicine)
Cessation of the heartbeat.
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If your dog suddenly collapses, perform the following steps to determine if cardiopulmonary arrest (CPA) has occurred and initiate cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR).
Three evaluation metrics were identified: the number of RRT calls, the number of cardiopulmonary arrests occurring on the noncritical care units, and survival to discharge following an RRT call or a cardiopulmonary arrest.
A prospective, population based study of the demographics, epidemiology, management, and outcome of out-of-hospital pediatric cardiopulmonary arrest.
It was not clear whether those 45 included the 31 people found in cardiopulmonary arrest.
The facility also asserted that the resident's cardiopulmonary arrest was "expected" and thus, it was relieved of its obligation to perform CPR.
A study of cardiopulmonary arrest in a hospital in Australia revealed approximately 73% of children survived the initial cardiac arrest resuscitation but only 34% survived for 1 year after the arrest (Tibballs & Kinney, 2006).
In many circumstances, however, patients and families misunderstand the role of ACP and avoid appropriate planning, thereby making uninformed decisions during urgent situations, such as cardiopulmonary arrest [3].
If the gestational age of the fetus is consistent with extrauterine viability and initial CPR has not restored cardiac function, it is best to initiate fetal delivery within 4 minutes of the onset of cardiopulmonary arrest with the intent to deliver the fetus within 5 minutes.
Maternal death was due to cardiopulmonary arrest following PPH.
These kits are capable of saving the lives of dogs and cats overcome by smoke or suffering from cardiopulmonary arrest.
In a small percentage of cases, EDS pro-gresses to sudden cardiopulmonary arrest and death.
ABSTRACTObjective: To measure end-tidal carbon dioxide pressure (PetCO2) in preset interval in order to evaluate the efficiency of cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) performed on patients in cardiopulmonary arrest evaluate the validity of PetCO2 in predicting the mortality and finally assess the PetCO2 levels of the patients in cardiopulmonary arrest based on the initial presenting rhythm.