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

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Recent Examples on the Web: Adjective

While cardiac diseases and conditions are often successfully treated through medication and lifestyle changes, sometimes surgery is required to ensure a healthy functioning heart. Trihealth, Cincinnati.com, "Common surgical heart treatments," 13 June 2019 Palace officials said doctors on Saturday found Michiko has heart valve abnormalities and an irregular pulse after regular health checks last week showed an increase in cardiac hormones. Fox News, "Japan's former empress has heart problem but fine to travel," 11 June 2019 Ortiz is known for giving back to his Dominican home, and his charity, the David Ortiz Children's Fund, helps children in the Dominican and New England get critical cardiac services. Aj Willingham, CNN, "Why David Ortiz is beloved beyond baseball (and how he got the nickname Big Papi)," 10 June 2019 But the second had a big black and gold cardiac engine of hair on top like his head was on fire. Anne Carson, Harper's magazine, "From a manuscript in progress. Carson’s collection of performance pieces," 10 June 2019 The number 1000 represents the number of Riley patients who have been helped by a cardiac device known as ECMO, kind of a dialysis for the heart and lungs. Shari Rudavsky, Indianapolis Star, "The machine that saved Millie — and 999 other Riley kids before her," 6 June 2019 That should certainly be a cardiac jolt for a defensive line that produced only halting gasps of interior pressure last season. Jourdan Rodrigue, charlotteobserver, "Addition of McCoy makes Panthers a true contender, arriving at the perfect time," 3 June 2019 Last summer, Tribe manager Terry Francona had a minor heart procedure (cardiac ablation) to repair an irregular heartbeat. Terry Pluto, cleveland.com, "Cleveland Cavaliers: Challenges facing Tyronn Lue -- Terry Pluto (photos)," 8 Apr. 2018 We are taught that diabetics should avoid carbs and cardiac patients should avoid red meat and salt—but the role of dietary triggers of inflammation, for example, is not something that is explicitly taught in medical school. Lisa Fogarty, Harper's BAZAAR, "Biotin Is in Every Hair Growth Pill. But Does it Even Work?," 22 May 2019

Recent Examples on the Web: Noun

And the number of cardiac transplants performed annually has stagnated. Laura Kolbe, WSJ, "‘Heart: A History’ Review: At the Bleeding Edge," 14 Sep. 2018 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

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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 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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