American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- n. Sudden cessation of heartbeat and cardiac function, resulting in the loss of effective circulation.
- n. cardiology, pathology Sudden and complete cessation of the heartbeat resulting in the loss of effective circulation of the blood.
- n. absence 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
“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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