car·​dio·​gen·​ic ˌkär-dē-ō-ˈje-nik How to pronounce cardiogenic (audio)
: originating in the heart : caused by a cardiac condition
cardiogenic shock

Examples of cardiogenic in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web What This Means For You Research shows that heart disease may affect cognitive function, even leading to cardiogenic dementia. Nick Blackmer, Verywell Health, 14 May 2024 The trial, which took 10 years to enroll, followed 355 patients for 180 days in Denmark, Germany, and the United Kingdom who came into the hospital with a heart attack and dangerously low blood flow, known as cardiogenic shock. Lizzy Lawrence, STAT, 7 Apr. 2024 The meeting came months after Neuenschwander went to the hospital in late October in cardiogenic shock. Saleen Martin, USA TODAY, 22 Jan. 2024 Additionally, in rare circumstances, myocarditis can lead to heart failure and cardiogenic shock -- another condition in which the heart can't pump enough blood to meet the body's needs -- even in otherwise healthy patients. Mary Kekatos, ABC News, 22 Jan. 2024 Choking, for example, or a potent toxin or cardiogenic shock, where the heart is too damaged to function — these things require fast action. Erik Vance, Discover Magazine, 19 June 2014 The treatment caused Paxton to suffer excessive bleeding, cardiogenic shock and a compromised coronary artery, the suit alleged. NBC News, 25 Feb. 2022 Those can progress to heart dysfunction, including cardiogenic shock, in which the heart cannot squeeze enough to pump blood sufficiently. New York Times, 16 Feb. 2021 Porter was going into cardiogenic shock -- a serious condition that occurs when the heart fails to pump enough blood and oxygen to the brain, kidneys and other vital organs. John Benson, cleveland, 25 Nov. 2020

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Word History

First Known Use

1902, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of cardiogenic was in 1902

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Cite this Entry

“Cardiogenic.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 29 May. 2024.

Medical Definition


car·​dio·​gen·​ic -ˈjen-ik How to pronounce cardiogenic (audio)
: originating in the heart or caused by a cardiac condition
cardiogenic pulmonary edema
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