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 The yearly incidence of sudden cardiac death in college athletes has been estimated at 1 in 50,000. Lindsey Tanner, Star Tribune, 27 May 2021 Both alcohol withdrawal and fatty liver are associated with irregular heartbeat and sudden cardiac death, deJong added. Nancy Kaffer, Detroit Free Press, 20 May 2021 In the two weeks before and four weeks after the 2016 election, researchers found a 77% increase in the risk of cardiac arrhythmia -- a potentially dangerous irregular heartbeat -- among people who had underlying heart conditions. Jen Christensen, CNN, 21 May 2021 Side effects of this condition, the statement continues, can include fatigue, anxiety, depression and cardiac arrhythmia. Katie Bain, Billboard, 18 May 2021 All players must pass additional cardiac screening before returning to the ice. Chris Bumbaca, USA TODAY, 15 Apr. 2021 Almost one-third had heart inflammation or other cardiac involvement. NBC News, 6 Apr. 2021 The Athletic reported the diagnosis came after cardiac screening and blood tests mandated by the NHL for players who have tested positive. Star Tribune, 3 Feb. 2021 While evidence was building of some cardiac involvement, the reasons for the problem were far less clear. John Timmer, Ars Technica, 3 Sep. 2020 Recent Examples on the Web: Noun 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 Those numbers have also decreased to 95 cardiac calls Thursday with 60 deaths resulting. NBC News, 5 May 2020 Those numbers have also decreased to 95 cardiac calls Thursday with 60 deaths resulting. NBC News, 5 May 2020 Those numbers have also decreased to 95 cardiac calls Thursday with 60 deaths resulting. NBC News, 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, 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, 12 Apr. 2020 The human body has three types of muscle cells: Skeletal, smooth, and cardiac. Popular Science, 1 Jan. 2019 That duo evoked the cardiac-testing stylings of Heathcliff Slocumb. Globe Staff, BostonGlobe.com, 24 Feb. 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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20 Jun 2021

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“Cardiac.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/cardiac. Accessed 22 Jun. 2021.

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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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