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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His career at Hartford Hospital was remarkable for 35 years of service, which included participating in establishing cardiopulmonary bypass, neuroanesthesia, and liver transplantation services., "David E. Whitehead," 18 Aug. 2019 An autopsy concluded the cause of death was sudden cardiopulmonary arrest caused by methamphetamine intoxication and exertion during the struggle with deputies, and the manner of death was undetermined. San Diego Union-Tribune, "DA clears cops in five shootings and in-custody death incidents," 30 Aug. 2019 His wife, Rachel Klein, said the cause was cardiopulmonary arrest. Neil Genzlinger, New York Times, "Donald Klein, Who Expanded the Psychiatric Toolbox, Dies at 90," 16 Aug. 2019 His wife, Rachel Klein, said the cause was cardiopulmonary arrest. Neil Genzlinger,, "Donald Klein, who expanded the psychiatric toolbox, dies at 90," 16 Aug. 2019 The Salt Lake Tribune reports the surgery required a cardiopulmonary bypass. Jordan Culver, USA TODAY, "A Utah woman died after blood drained into garbage can after surgery. Her family is suing the hospital, reports say," 22 July 2019 In around 25 percent of cases, the patient has to go on cardiopulmonary bypass, a machine that helps the heart handle the stress. Caitlin Dwyer, Longreads, "Shared Breath," 25 July 2019 The new 20-bed ward will have incubators, cardiopulmonary monitors, ventilators and other equipment needed to treat babies. Elizabeth Marie Himchak, Pomerado News, "Final pasta dinner to help Ugandan children’s hospital," 19 July 2019 The cause was pneumonia and cardiopulmonary arrest, said a daughter, Patricia Moore. Washington Post, "Community deaths," 13 July 2018

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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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