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Definition of "cardiac arrest" [cardiac arrest]

  • Sudden cessation of heartbeat and cardiac function, resulting in the loss of effective circulation. (noun)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "cardiac arrest" in a sentence
  • "Anna Ortiz, 3 years old, was declared dead at Lincoln Hospital after police responded to a 911 call of a child in cardiac arrest at an apartment on East 140th Street at about 4 a.m."
  • "Then there’s the case of Abubakar Nadama, who moved with his mother to Pennsylvania from Batheaston, England, because chelation is not permitted for the treatment of neurodevelopmental disorders in the U.K. On August 23, 2005, Abubakar went into massive cardiac arrest and died while receiving intravenous chelation therapy from a sixty-eight-year-old ear, nose, and throat specialist named Roy Kerry."
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