car·​dio·​pul·​mo·​nary | \ ˌkär-dē-ō-ˈpu̇l-mə-ˌner-ē How to pronounce cardiopulmonary (audio) , -ˈpəl-\

Definition of cardiopulmonary

: of or relating to the heart and lungs

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The cause was pneumonia and cardiopulmonary arrest, said a daughter, Patricia Moore. Washington Post, "Community deaths," 13 July 2018 On June 16, his life ended due to hypoxic ischemic encephalopathy, cardiopulmonary arrest, and respiratory failure, the family said. Mari A. Schaefer,, "Declared brain dead almost 5 years ago, Calif. teen's life finally ends in N.J.," 29 June 2018 The actor died of cardiopulmonary failure, said Azita Safarloo, a spokesperson for the San Diego medical examiner's office. Alex Sundby And Christopher Brito, CBS News, "Jerry Maren, last surviving "Wizard of Oz" munchkin, dead at 98," 6 June 2018 The cause was cardiopulmonary dysfunction, said a son, Paul Meyers. Washington Post, "The story must be told.," 6 May 2018 The cause was cardiopulmonary arrest, said a son-in-law, Bruce Martin. Washington Post, "The story must be told.," 29 Apr. 2018 These include the Cleveland Clinic, which collaborated with the high school this semester in a six-week project in cardiopulmonary education. John Hanc, New York Times, "Building Skills Outside the Classroom With New Ways of Learning," 5 Apr. 2018 These same symptoms typify many diseases, including heart failure pneumonia and asthma, and finding the cause sometimes comes down to an elaborate, expensive exam called a cardiopulmonary exercise test (CPET). Nathan Hurst, Smithsonian, "When Doctors Need New Medical Tools, These Students Are Up To the Challenge," 9 Mar. 2018 Her death certificate, reviewed by The Post, lists four possible causes, a catalogue of overlapping debilities that in some combination killed her: cardiopulmonary arrest, hypoxia, pulmonary edema and morbid obesity. Peter Jamison, Washington Post, "A pregnant woman went to the “hospital from hell” short of breath. Six hours later, she was dead.," 24 Dec. 2017

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circa 1881, in the meaning defined above

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car·​dio·​pul·​mo·​nary | \ ˌkärd-ē-ō-ˈpu̇l-mə-ˌner-ē, -ˈpəl- How to pronounce cardiopulmonary (audio) \

Medical Definition of cardiopulmonary

: of or relating to the heart and lungs the cardiopulmonary system a cardiopulmonary bypass that diverts blood from the entrance to the right atrium through an oxygenator directly to the aorta

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