cardiac arrest

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cardiac arrest

[′kärd·ē‚ak ə′rest]
(medicine)
Cessation of the heartbeat.
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Cardiorespiratory arrest following combined spinal epidural anaesthesia for caesarean section.
Before he could be transferred to the intensive care unit, he underwent cardiorespiratory arrest, and aggressive resuscitation attempts were not successful.
The ER physician knew immediately that Jordan was in shock and was very close to cardiorespiratory arrest.
An important change in the law is the extension of the donor pool to include people who die of sudden cardiorespiratory arrest or asystole.
Noting that her death certificate listed cardiorespiratory arrest, pneumonia, marasmus (progressive emaciation caused by lack of food), and congenital myotonic dystrophy, he said, ``Each one of them by itself is able to cause her death.
He has experienced three seizures, and went through a cardiorespiratory arrest when he was 2 years old.
The most common reactions to DEET poisoning are nausea, brain swelling, cardiorespiratory arrest, scarring skin rashes, muscle cramps, seizures, irritability, and lethargy.
Despite the supportive care, patient's condition deteriorated and he developed cardiorespiratory arrest.
The insertion of the catheter at the subdural level leads to the spread of the anesthetic to the subarachnoid space, leading to a sensory block that affects the more cephalic metameres for the volume and concentration used with a variable motor effect and even cardiorespiratory arrest.
Prof Nolan said: "I think we have a number of features here that would suggest that Paul was in cardiorespiratory arrest at that time, but there are certainly some inconsistencies in some of the witness statements, there is a lack of clarity in some cases.
There are other quality concerns in the statistical information: a quarter of deaths were reported as due to ill-defined or unknown natural causes (including cardiorespiratory arrest, heart failure, hypoxia, and other nonspecific causes of death), which do not provide information useful for planning prevention strategies.