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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Researchers find a digital silver lining in failed COVID-19 drug trial

Researchers find a digital silver lining in failed COVID-19 drug trial

Research provides reassuring data on the risk of heart inflammation after SARS-CoV-2 vaccination

Research provides reassuring data on the risk of heart inflammation after SARS-CoV-2 vaccination

Hypercoagulability of the blood responsible for cardiac thrombosis in COVID-19 patients

Hypercoagulability of the blood responsible for cardiac thrombosis in COVID-19 patients

First pediatric-only guidelines for the use of pacemakers and implantable defibrillators

First pediatric-only guidelines for the use of pacemakers and implantable defibrillators

Education and income impact survival rates after out-of-hospital cardiac arrest

Education and income impact survival rates after out-of-hospital cardiac arrest

Western boom cities see spike in harmful ozone

Western boom cities see spike in harmful ozone

Firefighters’ blood pressure often soars when the alarm sounds for an emergency

Firefighters’ blood pressure often soars when the alarm sounds for an emergency

Study compares the survival rates of cardiac arrest in catheterization lab, versus the OR and ICU

Study compares the survival rates of cardiac arrest in catheterization lab, versus the OR and ICU

Study finds fewer psychological symptoms among cardiac arrest survivors practicing mindfulness

Study finds fewer psychological symptoms among cardiac arrest survivors practicing mindfulness

Earlier epinephrine administration associated with better recovery after cardiac arrest

Earlier epinephrine administration associated with better recovery after cardiac arrest

Study highlights the importance of reducing air pollution to prevent heart attacks

Study highlights the importance of reducing air pollution to prevent heart attacks

Neural synchrony found to be predictive for favorable outcome after coma

Neural synchrony found to be predictive for favorable outcome after coma

Clinical trial shows no benefit of tamoxifen in treating deadly fungal meningitis

Clinical trial shows no benefit of tamoxifen in treating deadly fungal meningitis

Decreasing length of hospitalization increases post-discharge complications for surgical patients

Decreasing length of hospitalization increases post-discharge complications for surgical patients

Kidney cancer study provides new insights into tumor invasion and metastatic competence

Kidney cancer study provides new insights into tumor invasion and metastatic competence

MRI study suggests link between SARS-CoV-2 and brain lesions in COVID-19 patients with pneumonia

MRI study suggests link between SARS-CoV-2 and brain lesions in COVID-19 patients with pneumonia

People with asymmetric brain arteries have a higher risk of developing aneurysms

People with asymmetric brain arteries have a higher risk of developing aneurysms

People living with HIV have higher risk of sudden cardiac death, finds study

People living with HIV have higher risk of sudden cardiac death, finds study

COVID-19 vaccine hesitancy found to be common among emergency department patients

COVID-19 vaccine hesitancy found to be common among emergency department patients

Rescue breathing CPR for pediatric cardiac arrest has superior outcomes, analysis shows

Rescue breathing CPR for pediatric cardiac arrest has superior outcomes, analysis shows