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He suffered cardiac arrest.
  of or relating to the heart
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Strongly Associated with:   cardiology, electrocardiogram (ECG/EKG)
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  • He suffered cardiac arrest.
  • called the "cardiac kids" because of their habit of winning the game in the final seconds.
  • They’ve monitored my cardiac rhythms and my respiratory functions.
    Rodman Philbrick  --  Freak the Mighty
  • They know it’s cardiac.
    David Baldacci  --  Zero Day

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  • Then, only a few weeks later, just as I was wondering if I should broach the cat issue again, I’d almost fainted from the cardiac plunge of coming in my room to find him kneeling on the rug near my bed—reaching under the bed, as I thought, but in fact reaching for the putty knife on the floor; he was replacing a cracked pane in the bottom of the bedroom window.
    Donna Tartt  --  The Goldfinch
  • Claire clutched her chest and pretended she was going into cardiac arrest.
    James Patterson  --  1st to Die
  • "Immediate cardiac arrest," he says.
    Gayle Forman  --  If I Stay
  • Too much and they went into terminal cardiac arrest.
    Michael Crichton  --  Jurassic Park
  • They were all mumbling words like cardiac and stress.
    Dan Brown  --  Angels & Demons
  • In my mind, I pictured one of those cardiac monitor machines, each sound causing my own heart to spike, the needle jumping off the screen.
    Sarah Dessen  --  Just Listen

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  • Intent to make some sense of the tragedy, she used the money to create a fund that would provide equipment and training to paramedics on a new procedure for dealing with respiratory or cardiac arrest, a technique that could have saved my father’s life.
    Wes Moore  --  The Other Wes Moore
  • A carbon atom in my cardiac muscle was once in the tail of a dinosaur.
    Jostein Gaarder  --  Sophie’s World
  • When we installed it, we were worried because we knew it would pick up glass eyes, cardiac pacemakers, false teeth—anything at all.
    Michael Crichton  --  The Andromeda Strain
  • No signs of violence were to be discovered upon Sir Charles’s person, and though the doctor’s evidence pointed to an almost incredible facial distortion—so great that Dr. Mortimer refused at first to believe that it was indeed his friend and patient who lay before him—it was explained that that is a symptom which is not unusual in cases of dyspnoea and death from cardiac exhaustion.
    Arthur Conan Doyle  --  The Hound of the Baskervilles
  • The problem of too much information also comes up in studies of why doctors sometimes make the mistake of missing a heart attack entirely—of failing to recognize when someone is on the brink of or in the midst of a major cardiac complication.
    Malcolm Gladwell  --  Blink
  • They were migratory, passing through our hospital on their way to operating rooms and cardiac-care units.
    Susanna Kaysen  --  Girl Interrupted
  • The other way around: if we see that characters have difficulties of the heart, we won’t be too surprised when emotional trouble becomes the physical ailment and the cardiac episode appears.
    Thomas C. Foster  --  How to Read Literature Like a Professor
  • If everybody in the country had been on this diet before The Day the cardiac death rate would have been cut in half.
    Pat Frank  --  Alas, Babylon
  • Claire began to pull the cardiac monitors off her chest.
    Jodi Picoult  --  Change of Heart
  • ’Mo’s panacea, the one he guarantees will cure you if it doesn’t give you cardiac arrest.’
    Robert Ludlum  --  The Bourne Supremacy
  • The instant wherein that supreme quality of beauty, the clear radiance of the esthetic image, is apprehended luminously by the mind which has been arrested by its wholeness and fascinated by its harmony is the luminous silent stasis of esthetic pleasure, a spiritual state very like to that cardiac condition which the Italian physiologist Luigi Galvani, using a phrase almost as beautiful as Shelley’s, called the enchantment of the heart.
    James Joyce  --  A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man
  • Miscroscopic forms of cardiac hemorrhages have become very frequent in recent years.
    Boris Pasternak  --  Doctor Zhivago
  • I didn’t want to give you cardiac arrest, is that sufficient?
    Robert Ludlum  --  The Bourne Ultimatum
  • He’s in the cardiac-care unit, and no one can talk to him.
    Richard Preston  --  The Hot Zone
  • The thing that I disliked most about TC-6 was that it sometimes had a bad side effect, cardiac-wise.
    Roger Zelazny  --  My Name is Legion
  • Peter Lawford died in 1984 from cardiac arrest brought on by liver failure. lie was sixty-one years old.
    Bill O’Reilly and Martin Dugard  --  Killing Kennedy
  • Now, what has David Menlo in such a state of excitement that he’s determined to startle me into cardiac arrest?
    Henry H. Neff  --  The Maelstrom
  • Doris was downstairs that afternoon and heard him cry out and ran upstairs to find him dead in his bed of cardiac arrest.
    Russell Baker  --  Growing Up
  • All I know is, he’s got such bad cardiac arrhythmia that we had to implant a temporary pacemaker right there on his office floor.
    Neal Stephenson  --  Snow Crash
  • Look at the ushers locking arms at the wrists and making a sedan seat for the cardiac victim and hauling him off to the station under the grandstand.
    Don DeLillo  --  Underworld
  • She’d been up most of the night, after another three-in-the-morning phone call, its announcing bell clear cardiac terror, so out of nothing did it come, the instrument one second i nert, the next screaming.
    Thomas Pynchon  --  The Crying of Lot 49
  • while my heart went into cardiac arrest, It’s just a feeling, the first said and I imagined the bullet that would enter my brain, I can’t think straight, he said, I’ve lost my appetite completely.
    Nicole Krauss  --  The History of Love
  • And as his gaze faltered in the white void blinding him, he felt his heart stirring, pounding from the climb— the cardiac muscle, whose animal shape and pulses he had observed, wickedly spied upon perhaps, amid the crackling sparks of the X-ray chamber.
    Thomas Mann  --  The Magic Mountain
  • If there was cardiac weakness-
    Agatha Christie  --  And Then There Were None
  • For years I have suffered from cardiac weakness-" Colonel Anderson was looking at Mr. Downes with a very curious expression.
    Agatha Christie  --  The ABC Murders
  • He didn’t go into cardiac arrest," the doctor said.
    James Patterson  --  School’s Out - Forever
  • But Doctor Cardiac came out and told us if we were good he might bring us a little boy.
    Thomas Wolfe  --  Look Homeward, Angel
  • We can’t have you popping off with a cardiac."
    J.D. Robb  --  Naked in Death
  • "You have a fever," De Roos said loudly into the attorney Giuliani’s right ear, "because you have a cardiac infection.
    Mark Helprin  --  A Soldier of the Great War
  • "I am happy to say," Mike added seriously, "that I detect no signs of cardiac or respiratory trouble, unusual for a man of the Professor’s age who has spent so many years Earthside.
    Robert A. Heinlein  --  The Moon is a Harsh Mistress
  • Brain death, the doctor had explained, was different from cardiac death.
    Jodi Picoult  --  Change of Heart
  • If cardiac death had occurred, the organs wouldn’t be viable for transplant.
    Jodi Picoult  --  Change of Heart
  • A heart donor has to be brain-dead; lethal injection causes cardiac death.
    Jodi Picoult  --  Change of Heart
  • "I think this will do," said Cardiac, holding up something red, shiny, and puckered by its heels, and smacking it briskly on its rump, to liven it a bit.
    Thomas Wolfe  --  Look Homeward, Angel
  • "Well, what are you going to call it?" inquired Dr. Cardiac, referring thus, with shocking and medical coarseness, to this most royal imp.
    Thomas Wolfe  --  Look Homeward, Angel
  • Pictures in Cardiac’s office of man with cancer.
    Thomas Wolfe  --  Look Homeward, Angel
  • A man in an unoccupied office firing four bullets into the wall of the harbour walk, six into the water and the rest blanks — thank God there were no cardiac arrests — and we’ve created the situation you want.
    Robert Ludlum  --  The Bourne Supremacy
  • Ask Cardiac?
    Thomas Wolfe  --  Look Homeward, Angel
  • I don’t need to go into medical details, but in a certain form of cardiac trouble, amyl nitrite is used.
    Agatha Christie  --  And Then There Were None
  • He went three times a week to Cardiac’s office for treatment.
    Thomas Wolfe  --  Look Homeward, Angel
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Associated words [difficulty]:   cardiac [5] , cardiology [6] , electrocardiogram (ECG/EKG) [9]
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