cardiac arrest

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cardiac arrest

[′kärd·ē‚ak ə′rest]
(medicine)
Cessation of the heartbeat.
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He warned that cardiorespiratory arrest was the most common cause of the sudden cardiac problem in people older than 35.
A 43-year-old woman with advanced amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, maintained on home ventilator, was transferred to our institution after being resuscitated following an out-ofhospital cardiorespiratory arrest. She had initially sustained a respiratory arrest secondary to pneumonia and mucus plugging which ultimately resulted in pulseless electrical activity.
As a result, her brain was deprived of oxygen and she suffered cardiorespiratory arrest, a Health Ministry medical report stated.
She sustained a cardiorespiratory arrest shortly thereafter.
Three patients died; two died of respiratory failure presumed to be related to TB, the third died of cardiorespiratory arrest of unknown etiology.
Sanchez said that the minor has been given "artificial respiration" and that she had suffered a cardiorespiratory arrest, from which she had managed to emerge, and has undergone several surgeries.
The third death was sudden and "was reported in a child who had been presented with multiple seizures, including one with cardiorespiratory arrest".
In October, the patient was found unresponsive after suffering cardiorespiratory arrest, hypoxic ischemic brain injury, and static encephalopathy.
She suffered three episodes of cardiorespiratory arrest.
Blumgart testified that the day before the patient died, he received a phone call telling him that the patient collapsed and went into cardiorespiratory arrest on Sunday, December 4th.
This issue can result in undetected epidural catheter malposition in the subarachnoid space or a vein, with the danger of total spinal block, convulsions or delayed cardiorespiratory arrest due to opioid overdosage(5,6).
But he added: "He died of cardiorespiratory arrest following illicit use of drugs."