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

Example Sentences

Recent Examples on the Web 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 Vallabhajosyula and colleagues looked at 90,648 patients ranging in age from 18 to 55 who were admitted for cardiogenic shock between 2007 and 2012. Lauren Mascarenhas And Andrea Diaz, CNN, 29 Sep. 2020 What has increased, Compton said, is the number of patients who are in the later stages of cardiogenic shock and heart attacks in the last month. Anchorage Daily News, 17 May 2020 In 2016, led by Dr. O’Neill, the cardiologists joined forces for an initiative to lower the death rate from cardiogenic shock, a potentially fatal side effect of massive heart attacks. Kristen Jordan Shamus, Detroit Free Press, 27 Mar. 2020 About 10% of heart attack patients have cardiogenic shock, said the leader of that research team, Dr. Sanket Dhruva, an assistant clinical professor of cardiology at the University of California, San Francisco School of Medicine. Dennis Thompson,, 28 Nov. 2019 See More

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Word History

First Known Use

1902, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of cardiogenic was in 1902

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Cite this Entry

“Cardiogenic.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 27 Jan. 2023.

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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