From King Dictionary of Contemporary Englishcardiaccar‧di‧ac /ˈkɑːdi-æk $ ˈkɑːr-/ adjective [only before noun] medical MIHBHrelating to the heart cardiac surgerycardiac arrest/failure (=when the heart stops working)
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cardiacAccording to legend, anyone who ever fired the weapon died of a broken heart or cardiac arrest.For instance, members can now receive radiation oncology, eye surgery, and emergency cardiac care from Summit Medical Center.Firstly, cardiac death would be reduced but not death due to stroke.Patients with cardiac problems should avoid foods that are high in salt.Forty percent of Down patients suffer some cardiac problems.Blood was obtained by direct cardiac puncture for cholecystokinin assay.Will he urgently encourage all boards to purchase coronary artery bypass surgery and other cardiac surgery from Great Britain?As expected, graft atherosclerosis becomes problematical in long term survivors of cardiac transplantation.The mechanism is thought to be decreased cardiac venous return associated with the Valsalva maneuver.cardiac arrest/failureA few seconds, but every one vital in the case of a cardiac arrest.He went into cardiac arrest again in the ambulance and once more at the hospital.Hospital staff were puzzled after children collapsed with cardiac arrests and respiratory attacks.He went into cardiac arrest and was brought back to life immediately after the initial shock.About 20% of patients recruited for this study were cardiac arrest survivors.Although the child died, apparently from cardiac failure, the principle of external ventilation had been established.A defibrillator can analyze the heart rhythm of a cardiac arrest victim and administer an electric shock.Defibrillation Early defibrillation remains the most important determinant of survival in cardiac arrest victims.
Origin cardiac (1600-1700) Latin cardiacus, from Greek, from kardia; CARDIO-