cardiac

adjective
car·​di·​ac | \ˈkär-dē-ˌak \

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

Additionally, they are associated with lowering the risk of cancer and improving inflammation and overall cardiac health. NBC News, "What is the Nordic diet — and why do doctors, dietitians and even psychiatrists like it so much?," 22 June 2018 Patients with an opioid use disorder treated with a medication such as methadone could experience potentially harmful drug interactions if given certain cardiac or anti-epileptic drugs. Melissa Stein, STAT, "Privacy laws are hurting the care of patients with addiction," 13 July 2018 Londyn developed a respiratory infection and required prolonged cardiac and respiratory support. Ron Hurtibise, Sun-Sentinel.com, "More lawsuits filed against South Florida drug maker accused of selling contaminated medicines," 29 June 2018 Gnaidek, who has lost 80 pounds through diet and exercise after being diagnosed with coronary artery disease last year, now walks three miles a day and is scheduled to follow up with cardiac rehabilitation. Donna Vickroy, Daily Southtown, "Want to be a superhero? Know that CPR and AEDs save more lives than capes and masks," 29 June 2018 The Kendall location is Greystone’s fourth health and rehabilitation center in South Florida and will have an array of medical services as well as specialized orthopedic, cardiac and stroke rehabilitation programs. miamiherald, "Senior-level hires and promotions in South Florida for the week of June 25, 2018," 25 June 2018 Fijalkowski had vomited in the pool, according to an EMS report provided by the plaintiff, and suffered cardiac and respiratory arrest. The Washington Post, NOLA.com, "Man suing police, lifeguard who pulled him out of a pool when he tried to drown himself," 29 Apr. 2018 Fijalkowski had vomited in the pool, according to an EMS report provided by the plaintiff, and suffered cardiac and respiratory arrest. Rachel Weiner, Washington Post, "He tried to drown himself in a pool. Now he’s suing the people who pulled him out.," 29 Apr. 2018 Fijalkowski had vomited in the pool, according to an EMS report provided by the plaintiff, and suffered cardiac and respiratory arrest. Rachel Weiner, chicagotribune.com, "Virginia man who tried to drown himself in pool is suing the people who pulled him out," 29 Apr. 2018

Recent Examples on the Web: Noun

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 If medication isn’t enough to control long QT, a surgery called left cardiac sympathetic denervation may be recommended. Mayo Clinic News Network (tns), The Seattle Times, "What is long QT syndrome and can it be treated?," 24 Jan. 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 \

Kids Definition of cardiac

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

cardiac

adjective
car·​di·​ac | \ˈkärd-ē-ˌak \

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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