cardiac

1 of 2

adjective

car·​di·​ac ˈkär-dē-ˌak How to pronounce cardiac (audio)
1
a
: 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

2 of 2

noun

: a person with heart disease

Examples of cardiac in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web
Adjective
Particulate matter from combustion engines causes or worsens asthma, bronchitis, cardiac arrythmias, heart attacks, and premature death. Margo T. Oge, Forbes, 26 Feb. 2024 The cause of his death was a cardiac event, according to a statement on Facebook. Victoria Moorwood, The Enquirer, 23 Feb. 2024 Symptoms of menopause can include hot flashes, cardiac effects, brain fog and other mental heath effects. Victoria Bisset, Washington Post, 22 Feb. 2024 Ingesting oleander leaves can cause gastrointestinal, cardiac, and central nervous system problems and possible death. Deb Wiley, Better Homes & Gardens, 19 Feb. 2024 The primate died on Wednesday at the age of 36 due to a cardiac event. Angel Saunders, Peoplemag, 15 Feb. 2024 Symptoms of a cardiac episode can include chest pain, discomfort, fatigue and dizziness. Melissa Rudy, Fox News, 14 Feb. 2024 Thinking about flu as a potentially long-term cardiac illness and arming yourself with information and precautions accordingly might do your heart a lot of good in the long run. Lauren Del Turco, SELF, 13 Feb. 2024 Georgia also has a ban in effect once cardiac activity can be detected. James Pollard The Associated Press, arkansasonline.com, 6 Feb. 2024
Noun
The 25-year-old Hamlin suffered a cardiac after in a January game against the Cincinnati Bengals and had to be resuscitated on the field. Scooby Axson, USA TODAY, 12 Aug. 2023 For most people who have already had a heart attack or stroke, daily aspirin should remain an important part of their care, several cardiac and stroke experts said in interviews. Emily Baumgaertner, BostonGlobe.com, 26 July 2023 It's known for its ability to promote healthy inflammation response, support a healthy cardiac and cardiovascular function, and aid in joint health. Amber Smith, Discover Magazine, 23 July 2023 Seems like the only fitting finale from these cardiac, comeback Celtics. Globe Staff, BostonGlobe.com, 28 May 2023 The human body contains three different types of muscles: cardiac, skeletal, and visceral (or smooth). Nicole Wetsman, Popular Science, 24 May 2023 The company has since evolved the program to include conditions such as cardiac, COPD, pneumonia, asthma, various infections and other medical and post-operative conditions. Bychris Morris, Fortune, 7 Mar. 2023 On his heart care: Knight: The workup of his cardiac is ongoing. USA TODAY, 5 Jan. 2023 After escaping a cardiac-causing seeding round and dramatic play-in game, the Blazers will be rewarded with a playoff date against the game’s best player and the Western Conference’s best team. oregonlive, 16 Aug. 2020 See More

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Word History

Etymology

Adjective

Latin cardiacus, from Greek kardiakos, from kardia

First Known Use

Adjective

14th century, in the meaning defined at sense 1a

Noun

1896, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of cardiac was in the 14th century

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Cite this Entry

“Cardiac.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/cardiac. Accessed 1 Mar. 2024.

Kids Definition

cardiac

adjective
car·​di·​ac
ˈkärd-ē-ˌak
: of, relating to, situated near, or acting on the heart

Medical Definition

cardiac

1 of 2 adjective
car·​di·​ac ˈkärd-ē-ˌak How to pronounce cardiac (audio)
1
a
: 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

2 of 2 noun
: an individual with heart disease

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