• WordNet 3.6
    • adj cardiac of or relating to the heart "cardiac arrest"
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: The theobromine in chocolate that stimulates the cardiac and nervous systems is too much for dogs, especially smaller pups. A chocolate bar is poisonous to dogs and can even be lethal.
    • n Cardiac (Med) A medicine which excites action in the stomach; a cardial.
    • Cardiac (Med) Exciting action in the heart, through the medium of the stomach; cordial; stimulant.
    • Cardiac (Anat) Pertaining to, resembling, or hear the heart; as, the cardiac arteries; the cardiac, or left, end of the stomach.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
  • Interesting fact: Nearly 80 percent of all sudden cardiac arrests happen at home.
    • cardiac Of or pertaining to the heart.
    • cardiac Exciting action in the heart; having the quality of stimulating action in the circulatory system.
    • cardiac Hence Cordial; producing strength and cheerfulness.
    • cardiac Pertaining to the esophageal portion of the stomach: opposed to pyloric.
    • n cardiac A medicine which excites action in the stomach and animates the spirits; a cordial.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • adj Cardiac kär′di-ak belonging to the heart: cordial, reviving—also Cardiac′al
    • ns Cardiac a disease of the heart: a cordial
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
L. cardiacus, Gr. , fr. heart: cf. F. cardiaque,
Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
L.—Gr. kardiakoskardia, the heart.


In literature:

Dr. Cardiac was not only one of the best surgeon-professors of the Ecole de Medecine but Jean's father's personal friend.
"Mlle. Fouchette" by Charles Theodore Murray
Digitalis contains four important glucosides, of which three are cardiac stimulants.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 8, Slice 4" by Various
Together with digitalis it is the most efficient remedy for cardiac dropsy.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 8, Slice 5" by Various
Death was often sudden, resulting chiefly from cardiac and respiratory complications.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 8, Slice 7" by Various
Rendell, who had a passion for classification, insisted on distinguishing between neo-cardiacs and palaeo-cardiacs.
"Years of Plenty" by Ivor Brown
It is a powerful cardiac depressant, diminishing both the force and frequency of the heart's beat.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 2, Slice 2" by Various
With this exception the cardiac valves were normal.
"The Life and Public Services of James A. Garfield" by Emma Elizabeth Brown
After a 2 1/2-year struggle, she died during a severe cardiac episode.
"Syndrome" by Thomas Hoover
The uses of atropine in cardiac affections are still obscure and dubious.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 3, Slice 5" by Various
In short, from those windows I could take in the cardiac pulsing of Madrid.
"Romantic Spain" by John Augustus O'Shea
Each spasmodic throb seems to thrust the cardiac walls against nettles.
"A Maid of the Kentucky Hills" by Edwin Carlile Litsey
If by any chance this should be decreased then acceleration of cardiac activity may take place.
"Psychotherapy" by James J. Walsh
In this genus the cardiac limb of the stomach is produced and vertical but not constricted at the base.
"Freshwater Sponges, Hydroids & Polyzoa" by Nelson Annandale
His sorrow injured his health; his heart became weak, and he died of cardiac paralysis at six years old.
"Critical Studies" by Ouida
It was not the type of car to cause cardiac disturbance in a connoisseur.
"Short Stories of the New America" by Various
It is at first unattended with any special cardiac disturbance.
"Neuralgia and the Diseases that Resemble it" by Francis E. Anstie
The portions of the stomach walls most affected were the dependent portions near the cardiac end.
"Barium, A Cause of the Loco-Weed Disease" by Albert Cornelius Crawford
There is no word of comment relative to these cardiac changes, which evidently were considered fortuitous.
"Scurvy Past and Present" by Alfred Fabian Hess
Cardiac., cordial julep, Mithridate, &c., and she died.
"A System of Midwifery" by Edward Rigby
Section from the cardiac region of a Pristiurus embryo belonging to stage H. Zeiss C, ocul.
"The Works of Francis Maitland Balfour, Volume 1" by Francis Maitland Balfour

In poetry:

He's slightly effete, completely elite,
His grace unsurpassed, a young prince at mass.
My cardiac wheezing is frantic and panting.
He's enchanting!
"He'S AboutT 22, I'm 63" by Helene M Johnson

In news:

Razak Dosani, head of Lee Memorial Hospital's intensive care unit, says "do not resuscitate " means doctors will not perform cardiac resuscitation .
There was a better way to care for cardiac arrest, and it was sitting at our doorsteps.
Jude Medical recalled the Riata and Riata ST leads, which are used to connect implantable cardioverter defibrillators to cardiac tissue.
ATS Medical Inc, manufacturer and marketer of state-of-the-art cardiac surgery products and services, received FDA clearance for the ATS Simulus Semi- Rigid Annuloplasty Ring designed for mitral valve repair.
Competitive binding interaction between Zn2+ and saxitoxin in cardiac Na+ channels.
SCIPIO Trial Shows Cardiac Stem Cell Benefits for Heart Failure Patients.
Cardiac magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) was performed.
Peptide in green mamba snake venom may preserve cardiac and renal function following cardiac events.
Some symptoms of heart disease in women don't show up in standard cardiac tests.
Cardiac CT for Low-Risk Chest Pain More Cost-Effective than SOC .
Cardiac Biomarker Soluble ST2 Offers Value in the Care of Heart Failure Patients.
First FDA approved subcutaneous implantable defibrillator available for patients at risk for sudden cardiac arrest.
First-in-class S-ICD System designed for easier implantation in patients at risk of sudden cardiac arrest.
The S-ICD System is the world's first subcutaneous implantable cardioverter defibrillator (S-ICD) for the treatment of patients at risk for sudden cardiac arrest (SCA).
Cardiac bypass surgery superior to non- surgical procedure for adults with diabetes and heart disease.

In science:

MR cardiac cine images to identify the relevant eigenimages.
Identifying Relevant Eigenimages - a Random Matrix Approach
The intent of the second simulation was to explore the effect of the number of cardiac cycles included in the image series.
Identifying Relevant Eigenimages - a Random Matrix Approach
The eigenvalue distribution and the cutoff of relevant eigenimage of an in-vivo real-time cardiac MRI cine image series.
Identifying Relevant Eigenimages - a Random Matrix Approach
Signals detected for cardiac images following the transmission of a single pulse.
Compressed Beamforming in Ultrasound Imaging
Cardiac images generated by Xampling and using traditional methods. (a) standard beamforming applied to data sampled at the Nyquist-rate. (b) applying the non-approximated Xampling scheme of Fig. 4. (c) applying the final Xampling scheme of Fig. 6.
Compressed Beamforming in Ultrasound Imaging
Using actual cardiac data, a relatively large number of re flectors was assumed.
Compressed Beamforming in Ultrasound Imaging
The dataset considered here is that of patients who have symptoms of cardiac problems. The cardiac problems are briefly discussed below.
Software Reuse in Medical Database for Cardiac Patients using Pearson Family Equations
Since ventricular fibrillation in cardiac muscle is fatal [13,6,12], any insight gained about it by studying similar systems is of great interest.
Spiral Turbulence: From the Oxidation of CO on Pt(110) to Ventricular Fibrillation
Key words: Complex systems, chaos, Cardiac dynamics PACS: 05.45.
Complex dynamics of the biological rhythms: gallbladder and heart cases
We consider the pulsation of the gallbladder and of the cardiac muscle, with particular attention to the former as an example for application of the Detrended Fluctuation Analysis (DFA) method to data manipulation.
Complex dynamics of the biological rhythms: gallbladder and heart cases
For the latter, an analysis of the implications of fibres geometry over the cardiac muscle is needed, in the framework of a theoretical model for heart activity assuming several pacemakers bounded to the fibres in the heart complex geometry.
Complex dynamics of the biological rhythms: gallbladder and heart cases
The methods so far adopted rely either on phenomenological models of waves propagating over the cardiac muscle seen as a membrane [4,5], either on the application of data analysis methods looking for traces of chaoticity or fractality.
Complex dynamics of the biological rhythms: gallbladder and heart cases
Measures based on nonlinear dynamics ((cid:147)point correlation dimension(cid:148) P2Di) are also reported to be able to discriminate, using heart beat data, patients with high risk for ventricular fibrillation (VF) among cardiac patients.
Review of Nonlinear Methods and Modelling
West B.J., Zhang R., Sanders A.W., Miliyar S., Zucherman J.H. Levine B., Fractal Fluctuations in Cardiac Time Series, Physica A 1999; 270:552-566. Hausdorff J.M., Peng C.-K., Ladin Z., Wei J.Y., Goldberger A.L., Is Walking a Random-walk - Evidence for Long-range Correlations in Stride Interval of Human Gait, J.
A Multifractal Dynamical Model of Human Gait
This method finds specific utility in cardiac and cardio-cerebral imaging by using fast spin echo sequences which can exploit the spin saturation differences between systole and diastole .
A Quantum Mechanical Review of Magnetic Resonance Imaging