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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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

New guidelines cover leisure exercise and competitive sports for people with heart disease

New guidelines cover leisure exercise and competitive sports for people with heart disease

Deep chest compressions improve survival and brain function during cardiac arrest

Deep chest compressions improve survival and brain function during cardiac arrest

Addressing the critical issues in trauma situation

Addressing the critical issues in trauma situation

Cardiovascular disease in COVID-19

Cardiovascular disease in COVID-19

New 3D CT scanning method shows how organs react during simulated heart massage

New 3D CT scanning method shows how organs react during simulated heart massage

Scientists identify robust set of biomarkers to help guide treatment for brain injuries

Scientists identify robust set of biomarkers to help guide treatment for brain injuries

Smartphone alert can aid laypersons in opioid overdose reversal

Smartphone alert can aid laypersons in opioid overdose reversal

Novel risk score developed to predict cardiac arrest patient outcomes

Novel risk score developed to predict cardiac arrest patient outcomes

Emergent hospitalizations have declined during early phase of COVID-19, shows study

Emergent hospitalizations have declined during early phase of COVID-19, shows study

MRI can be used to predict major cardiac events for people with dilated cardiomyopathy

MRI can be used to predict major cardiac events for people with dilated cardiomyopathy

Glenfield Hospital first in the UK and Ireland to implant world’s smallest, wireless pacemaker

Glenfield Hospital first in the UK and Ireland to implant world’s smallest, wireless pacemaker

Study investigates effectiveness of liver perfusion to improve the function of donor livers

Study investigates effectiveness of liver perfusion to improve the function of donor livers

Novel antisense drug shows promise to improve health of people with NAFLD

Novel antisense drug shows promise to improve health of people with NAFLD