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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Study uncovers how to more effectively use ECPR for better outcomes after cardiac arrest

Study uncovers how to more effectively use ECPR for better outcomes after cardiac arrest

Harvard Chan School and Thrive Global announce launch of The Health And Wellness For All Program

Harvard Chan School and Thrive Global announce launch of The Health And Wellness For All Program

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First-ever analysis of video recorded CPR improves resuscitation outcomes in emergency departments

First-ever analysis of video recorded CPR improves resuscitation outcomes in emergency departments

Health effects of the Australian bushfires

Health effects of the Australian bushfires

MIME Technologies unveils smart device set to revolutionize in-flight medical events

MIME Technologies unveils smart device set to revolutionize in-flight medical events

Extreme endurance exercise can increase risk of cardiovascular events

Extreme endurance exercise can increase risk of cardiovascular events

Researchers succeed in beating-heart surgery to repair mitral valve

Researchers succeed in beating-heart surgery to repair mitral valve

Sudden cardiac is often the first manifestation of heart disease in women

Sudden cardiac is often the first manifestation of heart disease in women

Acute Cardiovascular Care 2020 will highlight novel research on recovery from heart emergencies

Acute Cardiovascular Care 2020 will highlight novel research on recovery from heart emergencies

Medtronic receives CE Mark for Cobalt and Crome portfolio of ICDs and CRT-Ds

Medtronic receives CE Mark for Cobalt and Crome portfolio of ICDs and CRT-Ds

Virtual assistants do not provide reliable and relevant information on medical emergencies

Virtual assistants do not provide reliable and relevant information on medical emergencies

Researchers evaluate epinephrine use for treatment of pediatric OHCA

Researchers evaluate epinephrine use for treatment of pediatric OHCA

Post-mortem genetic testing used to find underlying cause of sudden deaths in Amish families

Post-mortem genetic testing used to find underlying cause of sudden deaths in Amish families

Study indicates opportunities to improve quality of in-hospital cardiac arrest care for dialysis patients

Study indicates opportunities to improve quality of in-hospital cardiac arrest care for dialysis patients

Residents of Hispanic neighborhoods less likely to receive bystander CPR, study shows

Residents of Hispanic neighborhoods less likely to receive bystander CPR, study shows

Human hearts and polluted air

Human hearts and polluted air

Paramedic breathing tube insertion on first attempt could save lives of cardiac arrest patients

Paramedic breathing tube insertion on first attempt could save lives of cardiac arrest patients

Early emergency care by bystanders can save lives of cardiac arrest victims

Early emergency care by bystanders can save lives of cardiac arrest victims

Suspended animation in humans successfully tried for the first time

Suspended animation in humans successfully tried for the first time