cardiac

adjective
car·​di·​ac | \ ˈkär-dē-ˌak How to pronounce cardiac (audio) \

Definition of cardiac

 (Entry 1 of 2)

1a : of, relating to, situated near, or acting on the heart
b : of or relating to the cardia of the stomach
2 : of, relating to, or affected with heart disease cardiac patients

cardiac

noun

Definition of cardiac (Entry 2 of 2)

: a person with heart disease

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Recent Examples on the Web: Adjective

The new study involved analyzing data on 5,869 people in Northern Finland who had sudden cardiac deaths between 1998 and 2017. Jacqueline Howard, CNN, "Many sudden cardiac deaths linked to prior silent heart attacks, study says," 10 July 2019 The parasite can live in the body throughout a person’s life without causing symptoms, but 20 to 30 percent of infected people will suffer cardiac damage. Marc Burckhardt, National Geographic, "A little-known parasite infects 300,000 people in the U.S.," 17 June 2019 These substances are known to have serious public health effects, from increased cancer risk to respiratory illness, cardiac disease and reproductive, developmental and neurological problems. Ana Baptista, The Conversation, "Is burning trash a good way to handle it? Waste incineration in 5 charts," 20 June 2019 One petition would ban abortions once cardiac activity is detected in a fetus. Kathleen Gray, Detroit Free Press, "Abortion opponents ready to start petition drives to restrict first, second trimester abortions," 19 June 2019 The cause: a probable cardiac arrhythmia caused by severe dehydration. Sharon Cohen, The Denver Post, "AP Investigation: Many U.S. jails fail to stop inmate suicides," 18 June 2019 Also, the agency found that the need for emergency angioplasty declined by 6 percent in the area from 2015-18 and there are two hospitals (Hartford Hospital and St. Francis) within 10 miles of Manchester Memorial with emergency cardiac programs. Jesse Leavenworth, courant.com, "East of the Connecticut River leaders blast state’s denial of expanded cardiac care at Manchester Memorial Hospital," 17 June 2019 An autopsy report showed pulmonary and cardiac problems. The Washington Post, The Mercury News, "For the Dominican Republic, 6 U.S. tourist deaths, the shooting of David Ortiz and a new image problem," 12 June 2019 An autopsy report showed pulmonary and cardiac problems. Washington Post, "For the Dominican Republic, six U.S. tourist deaths, the shooting of a beloved ballplayer and a new image problem," 12 June 2019

Recent Examples on the Web: Noun

The 81-year-old had been hospitalized late Monday, due to severe cardiac and kidney complications. Flora Charner, CNN, "Fernando de La Rua, former President of Argentina dead at 81," 9 July 2019 More Military and Lasers The process of identifying a person from a distance is called remote cardiac sensing. Kyle Mizokami, Popular Mechanics, "The Pentagon Can ID Your Heartbeat Using Laser Beams," 27 June 2019 According to the Centers for Disease Control (CDC), consuming too much added sugars is associated with cardiac and metabolic health issues like obesity, type 2 diabetes, and heart disease. Carolyn L. Todd, SELF, "How Much Do You Really Need to Worry About Sugar?," 27 June 2019 And the number of cardiac transplants performed annually has stagnated. Laura Kolbe, WSJ, "‘Heart: A History’ Review: At the Bleeding Edge," 14 Sep. 2018 The histopathology report states the cause of death to be most likely acute cardiac arrest potentially associated with early subclinical cardiac insufficiency found during the necropsy. Matt Rocheleau, BostonGlobe.com, "The details of 40 animal deaths, injuries, losses aboard US airlines," 15 Mar. 2018 Her next cardiac event was in an unlikely place: a cruise ship off the coast of Sicily. Greg Garrison, AL.com, "Candy and ashes: Ash Wednesday is also Valentine's Day," 14 Feb. 2018 The scientists invited these men and women to the university performance lab and tested them for various markers of cardiac and metabolic health, including insulin resistance and cholesterol levels. Gretchen Reynolds, New York Times, "Exercise vs. Standing? You Probably Need to Do Both," 13 June 2018 Named after renowned heart surgeon Dr. John Ochsner, the institute is a comprehensive cardiac and vascular tertiary care center with multiple locations. Sue Strachan, NOLA.com, "John Ochsner Heart and Vascular Institute inaugural gala is 'A Red Tie Affair'," 21 Mar. 2018

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First Known Use of cardiac

Adjective

1601, in the meaning defined at sense 1a

Noun

circa 1929, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for cardiac

Adjective

Latin cardiacus, from Greek kardiakos, from kardia

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The first known use of cardiac was in 1601

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cardiac

adjective

English Language Learners Definition of cardiac

medical : of or relating to the heart

cardiac

adjective
car·​di·​ac | \ ˈkär-dē-ˌak How to pronounce cardiac (audio) \

Kids Definition of cardiac

: of, relating to, or affecting the heart cardiac disease

cardiac

adjective
car·​di·​ac | \ ˈkärd-ē-ˌak How to pronounce cardiac (audio) \

Medical Definition of cardiac

 (Entry 1 of 2)

1a : of, relating to, situated near, or acting on the heart
b : of or relating to the cardia of the stomach
2 : of, relating to, or affected with heart disease

cardiac

noun

Medical Definition of cardiac (Entry 2 of 2)

: an individual with heart disease

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