postcoronary

adjective post·cor·o·nary \ ˌpōst-ˈkȯr-ə-ˌner-ē , -ˈkär- , -ˌne-rē \

Definition of postcoronary

1 : relating to, occurring in, or being the period following a heart attack
  • postcoronary care
  • postcoronary exercise
2 : having suffered a heart attack
  • a postcoronary patient

First Known Use of postcoronary

1949

in the meaning defined at sense 1

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postcoronary

adjective post·cor·o·nary \ -ˈkȯr-ə-ˌner-ē, -ˈkär- \

medical Definition of postcoronary

1 : relating to, occurring in, or being the period following a heart attack
  • postcoronary exercise
2 : having suffered a heart attack
  • a postcoronary patient

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