Cardiac Arrest

A cardiac arrest, also known as cardiopulmonary arrest or circulatory arrest, is the abrupt cessation of normal circulation of the blood due to failure of the heart to contract effectively during systole.
What is Cardiac Arrest?

A cardiac arrest is also called a cardiopulmonary arrest or circulatory arrest and indicates a sudden stop in effective and normal blood circulation due to failure of the heart to pump blood.

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Survival of COVID-19 patients experiencing cardiac arrest is similar to pre-pandemic rates

Survival of COVID-19 patients experiencing cardiac arrest is similar to pre-pandemic rates

Researchers report a case  of S-ICD implantation in patient with ccTGA and DDD pacemaker

Researchers report a case of S-ICD implantation in patient with ccTGA and DDD pacemaker

NIH-funded study to test emergency treatment for devastating stroke in Memphis

NIH-funded study to test emergency treatment for devastating stroke in Memphis

Researchers report first spectroscopic imaging-based studies of neurological injury in COVID-19 patients

Researchers report first spectroscopic imaging-based studies of neurological injury in COVID-19 patients

Scientists reveal new evidence of electrical pathway in the heart

Scientists reveal new evidence of electrical pathway in the heart

Community-wide resuscitation program demonstrates 100% success rate in cannulation

Community-wide resuscitation program demonstrates 100% success rate in cannulation

Polypill plus aspirin and polypill alone reduced cardiovascular disease risk

Polypill plus aspirin and polypill alone reduced cardiovascular disease risk

Machine learning algorithms help predict out-of-hospital cardiac arrest survival

Machine learning algorithms help predict out-of-hospital cardiac arrest survival

Serious health inequities exist for racial and ethnic minorities with heart problems

Serious health inequities exist for racial and ethnic minorities with heart problems

Centhaquine drug improves outcomes, reduces death rate in patients with severe blood or fluid loss

Centhaquine drug improves outcomes, reduces death rate in patients with severe blood or fluid loss

Exposure to higher ozone concentrations is linked to higher risk of cardiac arrest

Exposure to higher ozone concentrations is linked to higher risk of cardiac arrest

Mobile smartphone technology may be key to improving out-of-hospital cardiac arrest survival

Mobile smartphone technology may be key to improving out-of-hospital cardiac arrest survival

Older COVID patients battle ‘brain fog,’ weakness and emotional turmoil

Older COVID patients battle ‘brain fog,’ weakness and emotional turmoil

New study investigates hospital cardiac arrest in people with COVID-19 infection

New study investigates hospital cardiac arrest in people with COVID-19 infection

NIH awards grants for using bioengineered models to improve clinical trial design

NIH awards grants for using bioengineered models to improve clinical trial design

Genetic testing can identify 'concealed cardiomyopathies' in sudden cardiac arrest survivors

Genetic testing can identify 'concealed cardiomyopathies' in sudden cardiac arrest survivors

Azithromycin use for treating COVID-19 may increase risk of cardiac events

Azithromycin use for treating COVID-19 may increase risk of cardiac events

COVID-19 is not characterized by a cytokine storm, shows study

COVID-19 is not characterized by a cytokine storm, shows study

Study underscores the importance of interventions to improve out-of-hospital cardiac arrests outcomes

Study underscores the importance of interventions to improve out-of-hospital cardiac arrests outcomes

Majority of U.S. COVID-19 fatalities had underlying medical conditions

Majority of U.S. COVID-19 fatalities had underlying medical conditions