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 Georgia Department of Revenue now classifies any embryo or fetus with cardiac activity as a dependent for whom the parent can claim $3,000 in personal tax exemptions per child. Laura Smythe, Forbes, 3 Aug. 2022 Georgia’s ban prohibits most abortions after about six weeks of pregnancy, typically around the time when doctors can begin to detect cardiac activity. María Luisa Paúl, Washington Post, 3 Aug. 2022 The case gained wide attention when an Indianapolis doctor said the child had to travel to Indiana because a new Ohio law bans abortions if cardiac activity can be detected in an embryo or fetus, usually around six weeks of pregnancy. Arleigh Rodgers And Tom Davies, ajc, 2 Aug. 2022 Such wording was inspired in part by the idea that people can embrace cardiac activity as the moment of aliveness, even though a heart is not then fully developed. Jeff Amy, al, 30 July 2022 The state's law bans abortions from the time a fetus' cardiac activity can be detected, which is typically around six weeks of pregnancy. Caitlin Yilek, CBS News, 27 July 2022 Current law prevents physicians from performing the procedure after cardiac activity is detected, which is about six weeks into pregnancy. Jessie Balmert, The Enquirer, 27 July 2022 The giant infusion of cash allowed the cardiac unit to start up its own heart transplant program. oregonlive, 13 Oct. 2021 Under normal circumstances, the adult hospital’s seventh floor is home to the cardiac intensive care unit, where the sickest heart patients are treated. Los Angeles Times, 17 June 2021 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 See More

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First Known Use of cardiac

Adjective

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

Noun

1896, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for cardiac

Adjective

Latin cardiacus, from Greek kardiakos, from kardia

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7 Aug 2022

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“Cardiac.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/cardiac. Accessed 11 Aug. 2022.

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More Definitions for cardiac

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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