cardiac standstill


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cardiac standstill

1. a term denoting cessation of cardiac output due to ventricular fibrillation.
See also: pulseless electrical activity.
2. less commonly used to describe c. arrest associated with any malignant dysrhythmia that results in cessation of organized circulation of blood, including asystole (q.v.).
See also: pulseless electrical activity. Compare: asystole.
[O.E. standan, to stand, + stille, free of sound or movement]

cardiac standstill

the complete cessation of ventricular contractions and ejection of blood by the heart. Cardiac standstill requires immediate cardiopulmonary resuscitation and pacing. See also cardiac arrest.

a·sys·to·le

(ā-sistō-lē)
Absence of contractions of the heart.
Synonym(s): cardiac standstill.
[G. a- priv, + systolē, a contracting]

cardiac standstill

Cessation of contractions of the heart.
See also: standstill

Patient discussion about cardiac standstill

Q. WHAT IS CARDIAC ARREST why do people have IT?

A. cardiac arrest is when the heart stops pumping blood. stops working. it can happen in a few cases:
1) it doesn't get oxygen and there for a part of it dies and make the whole heart stopping- heart attack.
2) in electric shock it may cause the electric pulse that generate movement in the heart to stop.
3)from harsh septic shock.
4) from any shock actually :).


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