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]
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a·sys·to·le

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

Cessation of contractions of the heart.
See also: standstill
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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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