HyperDic: cardiac_arrest

English > 1 sense of the expression cardiac arrest:
NOUNstatecardiac arrest, asystole, cardiopulmonary arrestabsence of systole
English > cardiac arrest: 1 sense > noun 1, state
Meaningabsence of systole; failure of the ventricles of the heart to contract (usually caused by ventricular fibrillation) with consequent absence of the heart beat leading to oxygen lack and eventually to death.
Synonymsasystole, cardiopulmonary arrest
BroaderpathologyAny deviation from a healthy or normal / normal condition
Catalanasistòlia, aturada cardiorespiratòria

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