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

At the same time, blood volume, heart rate, and cardiac output are all increasing—a recipe for fatigue. Garnet Henderson, Glamour, "Enough With the Myths About Exercise During Pregnancy," 15 Apr. 2019 Though Elvis's actual cause of death appears to have been heart failure, the cardiac incident is now considered to be a result of the rock star's longstanding and serious drug abuse. Lauren Hubbard, Town & Country, "Inside the Enduring Mysteries of Elvis Presley's Death," 16 Mar. 2019 That can affect them emotionally and potentially overburden our cardiac care system. John Timmer, Ars Technica, "What is atrial fibrillation, and why is your watch telling you about it?," 26 Sep. 2018 The tool has started rolling out to departments at both HUP and Pennsylvania Hospital, including in the cardiac unit caring for the 57-year-old man in heart failure. Ian Haydon, Philly.com, "Working to save lives, Philly physicians find way to help patients confront death," 26 June 2018 Overall, the researchers found, regular exercise reduces cardiac death by 31 percent. Julia Belluz, Vox, "Americans sit too much. Standing desks aren’t going to fix the problem.," 20 Nov. 2018 The slow death of the credit card signature The death of the signature is not so much an acute cardiac event as a slow decline — one led, Manning says, by merchants themselves. Rachel Sugar, Vox, "Why are we still signing credit card receipts?," 5 Dec. 2018 Patients with weakened immune symptoms or existing respiratory or cardiac disease are at higher risk of developing severe illness from an adenovirus infection. Alexandria Hein, Fox News, "Hospital outbreak linked to eye exam killed newborn, family's lawsuit claims," 31 Aug. 2018 Their organs become more compromised, creating respiratory and cardiac issues. Emily Lieber, Good Housekeeping, "A Rare Disease Handed My Sweet Baby Boy a Death Sentence — But I’m Fighting Like Hell to Save Him," 13 July 2018

Recent Examples on the Web: Noun

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 For Reiser, the Emory cardiac biobank offered a chance to put to rest the notion that high levels of suPAR are simply a non-specific sign of failing kidneys, not a cause. Stephen S. Hall, Science | AAAS, "What's your risk of kidney disease, heart attack, or diabetes? A single molecule can tell," 19 Apr. 2018 For many unfortunate people, their first symptom of high blood pressure is a catastrophic cardiac event. Blake Farmer, Washington Post, "Drug Test Spurs Frank Talk Between Hypertension Patients And Doctors," 18 Apr. 2018 EBR Systems Inc, a Sunnyvale, Calif.-based wireless cardiac pacing system provider for heart failure, raised $50 million in funding. Polina Marinova, Fortune, "Term Sheet -- Friday, February 23," 23 Feb. 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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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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