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

Examples of cardiac in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web: Adjective

Mover’s spotlight Name: Dr. Allan S. Stewart New job: Chief of cardiac surgery at Miami Cardiac & Vascular Institute, part of Baptist Health South Florida. miamiherald, "Senior-level hires and promotions in South Florida for the week of July 2, 2018," 2 July 2018 Participants in the small study included mothers and fathers of children who underwent cardiac surgery for congenital heart disease (CHD) at less than 6 months of age. Erica Sood, Phd, Philly.com, "Fathers of seriously ill children experience stress differently than mothers," 27 June 2018 The moments immediately after a sudden cardiac event begins are the sweet spot for performing life-saving care, doctors say. George Stoia, Detroit Free Press, "G-Leaguer Zeke Upshaw diagnosed with heart disease year before he died," 2 June 2018 Each year, 1 in 3 women die of heart disease and stroke, yet experts estimate that about 80 percent of cardiac events are preventable. Staff Report, Houston Chronicle, "American Heart Association’s Go Red For Women luncheonset for May 18," 18 Apr. 2018 Sanjay Kaul, an expert on objectively analyzing trials, calculated that preventing one cardiac event using these medications at their present cost, over a period of three years, would cost about $2.6 million. David Becker, Philly.com, "Barber shop advice vs. high-cost drug: 2 heart studies and your health-care dollars," 26 Mar. 2018 Controversy continues among doctors about whether people who have only risk factors but no personal history of cardiac events should be treated with statins at all. Jill U. Adams, Washington Post, "Statins help lower cholesterol, but are they the treatment for you?," 26 Feb. 2018 Leading a healthier lifestyle can prevent cardiac events by up to 80 percent. Chris Sims, Indianapolis Star, "What you need to know about National Wear Red Day," 2 Feb. 2018 One of those companies is BIOLIFE4D, which has taken the first step toward that goal by printing a patch of human cardiac tissue. Avery Thompson, Popular Mechanics, "This Patch of 3D-Printed Flesh Is a Step Toward a Full 3D-Printed Heart," 3 July 2018

Recent Examples on the Web: Noun

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 At Mayo, about 15% to 20% of our blood is going to trauma patients and being used in our ER; a lot of our blood gets used supporting patients through life-saving cardiac or cancer surgeries. Lauren Oster, Health.com, "7 Things to Know Before You Donate Blood," 2 Oct. 2017

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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 \

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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