cardiac arrest

car·di·ac ar·rest
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    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • [kahr-dee-ak uh-rest]
    • /ˈkɑr diˌæk əˈrɛst/
    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • [kahr-dee-ak uh-rest]
    • /ˈkɑr diˌæk əˈrɛst/

Definitions of cardiac arrest words

  • variable noun cardiac arrest A cardiac arrest is a heart attack. 3
  • noun cardiac arrest failure of the pumping action of the heart, resulting in loss of consciousness and absence of pulse and breathing: a medical emergency requiring immediate resuscitative treatment 3
  • noun cardiac arrest the complete failure of the heart to pump blood 3
  • noun cardiac arrest abrupt cessation of heartbeat. 1
  • noun cardiac arrest heart failure 1
  • noun cardiac arrest (cardiology, pathology) Sudden and complete cessation of the heartbeat resulting in the loss of effective circulation of the blood. 0

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Origin of cardiac arrest

First appearance:

before 1955
One of the 4% newest English words
First recorded in 1955-60

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Parts of speech for Cardiac arrest


cardiac arrest popularity

This term is known only to a narrow circle of people with rare knowledge. Only 3% of English native speakers know the meaning of this word.
According to our data most of word are more popular. This word is almost not used. It has a much more popular synonym.

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Synonyms for cardiac arrest

noun cardiac arrest

  • heart attack — damage to an area of heart muscle that is deprived of oxygen, usually due to blockage of a diseased coronary artery, typically accompanied by chest pain radiating down one or both arms, the severity of the attack varying with the extent and location of the damage; myocardial infarction.
  • asystole — the absence of heartbeat; cardiac arrest
  • congestive heart failure — heart failure characterized by weakness, breathlessness, and abnormal congestion in the circulatory system, esp. in the lungs or lower legs
  • coronary thrombosis — A coronary thrombosis is the same as a coronary.

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