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What is cardiac arrest?

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Dr. John Munshower
Family Medicine
4 doctors agree

In brief: Cardiac arrest

By definition, cardiac arrest is the cessation of normal circulation of the blood due to failure of the heart to contract.
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In brief: Cardiac arrest

By definition, cardiac arrest is the cessation of normal circulation of the blood due to failure of the heart to contract.
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Dr. Volkan Tuzcu
Pediatrics - Cardiology

In brief: Arrest

Sudden arrest of heart function, usually either heart rhythm is abnormal or as a result of MI a large part of heart muscle dies.

In brief: Arrest

Sudden arrest of heart function, usually either heart rhythm is abnormal or as a result of MI a large part of heart muscle dies.
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In brief: Heart not pumping

Can be total non function= dead or more commonly ventricular fibrillation or tachycardia with no effective pumping and potential salvage with CPR and defibrillation.
Or occasionally severe heart electrical block with slow slow pulse treated by pacing.

In brief: Heart not pumping

Can be total non function= dead or more commonly ventricular fibrillation or tachycardia with no effective pumping and potential salvage with CPR and defibrillation.
Or occasionally severe heart electrical block with slow slow pulse treated by pacing.
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