cardiac arrest


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cardiac arrest

[′kärd·ē‚ak ə′rest]
(medicine)
Cessation of the heartbeat.
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hospitals, and show that cardiac arrest is a major public health problem," a coauthor said in a statement.
The team from the Children's Hospital of Philadelphia analyzed data on nearly 7,100 out-of-hospital cardiac arrests that occurred in children between 2013 and 2017.
"Men and women did not receive equal treatment when suffering a cardiac arrest in the community," said the study.
The term shockable initial rhythm is the heart rhythm recorded when someone with cardiac arrest is connected to an electrocardiogram machine; it is very fast (often more than 300 beats a minute) and chaotic.
"He had a very unusual heart rhythm compared to a lot of cardiac arrest cases and he was in a confused and agitated state after we resuscitated him, due to oxygen starvation." Initially Mr Young was taken to the RVI and then transferred to the Freeman where he had a stent inserted to open up the affected coronary artery.
At this time of the year, when we are observing 'heart month' we should join hands to promote or be a part of one of these training sessions to increase the number of people who can provide CPR and reduce the number of deaths due to cardiac arrest.
"Our crews will continue to be dispatched and respond as emergency teams to reports of a patient in cardiac arrest in the way we already do."
Although the process of cardiac arrest and resuscitation is a continuum, it may be seen to consist of four phases: prearrest; no flow; low flow, and ROSC.
A person's heart usually carries on beating in a heart attack, arrest occurs heart stops completely unless they go into cardiac arrest - which means the heart has stopped beating completely.
The two breaths should last no longer than five hs A cardiac arrest when the beating seconds.
A person's heart usually carries on beating in a heart attack, occurs stops completely unless they go into cardiac arrest - which means the heart has stopped beating completely.

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