A sudden, sometimes temporary, cessation of function of the heart.
- Unfortunately, about a day after her admission she had an electromechanical dissociation cardiac arrest and died.
- He collapsed but was revived by staff and was transferred to Leeds General Infirmary where he suffered another cardiac arrest and died.
- Sudden cardiac arrests account for more deaths each year than the total number of deaths from AIDS, lung and breast cancer, and stroke combined.
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Syllabification: car·di·ac ar·rest
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