heart massage

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n heart massage an emergency procedure that employs rhythmic compression of the heart (either through the chest wall or, during surgery, directly to the heart) in an attempt to maintain circulation during cardiac arrest
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Usage

In literature:

In a desperate case massage of the heart might be tried.
"Manual of Surgery" by Alexis Thomson and Alexander Miles
I was the last man up and my heart was giving my ribs all kinds of massage treatment before I got up.
"At Good Old Siwash" by George Fitch
Care, massage, a good maid and a light heart have kept them at bay.
"The Beauty" by Mrs. Wilson Woodrow
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