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

Examples of cardiac in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web: Adjective Denise pointed out that the level of troponin, a blood protein that can be measured to gauge whether a person has had a heart attack or may be in cardiac distress, was extremely elevated when his blood was drawn on the night of March 28. Kristen Jordan Shamus, Detroit Free Press, "The painful truth: A wife gets answers from a nurse who saw her husband die," 28 June 2020 He was found at 5 a.m. having cardiac issues and taken to the infirmary at Donaldson. Carol Robinson | Crobinson@al.com, al, "16th Street Baptist Church bomber Thomas Blanton dies in prison," 26 June 2020 Heart: Patients with severe Covid-19 have a high incidence of cardiac arrests and arrhythmias, scientists at the Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania recently found. Sharon Begley, STAT, "Watch: From nose to toe, the Covid-19 virus attacks like no other ‘respiratory’ infection," 26 June 2020 To return, those people must test negative twice in a row, have no fever for at least 72 hours, possibly pass a cardiac exam, and be deemed by doctors and MLB to present no risk to others. Los Angeles Times, "How will MLB operate during COVID-19 pandemic? Here are some rules, protocols and oddities," 24 June 2020 Fatal cardiac arrests soared in the streets and homes of New York at the peak of the coronavirus epidemic there in March and April, researchers reported Friday. Madeline Holcombe, CNN, "Local officials hit roadblocks on the way to enacting measures to curb coronavirus spikes," 20 June 2020 Nori and her colleagues stopped prescribing hydroxychloroquine in mid-April, when the FDA and some researchers raised concerns about cardiac risks. Grace Huckins, Wired, "The FDA Revokes Its Emergency Use Authorization for Hydroxychloroquine," 17 June 2020 The study found no serious side effects or cardiac complications, the researchers said. Anchorage Daily News, "Hydroxychloroquine failed to prevent healthy people from getting COVID-19 in trial," 3 June 2020 The University of Minnesota's study of the antimalarial did not find serious side effects such as cardiac complications, though participants were more likely to have minor gastrointestinal effects like nausea or diarrhea. NBC News, "Hydroxychloroquine is not dead yet," 26 Mar. 2020 Recent Examples on the Web: Noun Those numbers have also decreased to 95 cardiac calls Thursday with 60 deaths resulting. NBC News, "Washington governor extends stays-at-home order through May," 5 May 2020 Those numbers have also decreased to 95 cardiac calls Thursday with 60 deaths resulting. NBC News, "Washington governor extends stays-at-home order through May," 5 May 2020 Those numbers have also decreased to 95 cardiac calls Thursday with 60 deaths resulting. NBC News, "Health officials eyeing at least one of 14 potential coronavirus vaccines to fast-track," 3 May 2020 White had hoped to add programs for financial literacy, as well as free cardiac and concussion screenings, but needed sponsorship dollars to do it. Los Angeles Times, "Pandemic puts the Drew League family’s summer in jeopardy," 5 Apr. 2020 Berlinger said other preexisting health issues, such as cardiac and lung conditions, may also play into decisions because patients with those problems tend to not benefit as much from a ventilator. Tim Evans, Indianapolis Star, "Coronavirus is forcing hospitals to prepare for tough ethical decisions regarding care," 12 Apr. 2020 The human body has three types of muscle cells: Skeletal, smooth, and cardiac. Popular Science, "Everything you’ve ever wanted to know about muscles," 1 Jan. 2019 That duo evoked the cardiac-testing stylings of Heathcliff Slocumb. Globe Staff, BostonGlobe.com, "For a change, Red Sox bullpen is the pitching building block," 24 Feb. 2020 Mel Karnes brought a cardiac-support dog to our interview. cincinnati.com, "Accused podcast, Season 3, Chapter 7: A variance in views," 21 Jan. 2020

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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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1 Jul 2020

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“Cardiac.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/cardiac. Accessed 6 Jul. 2020.

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cardiac

adjective
How to pronounce cardiac (audio)

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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