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Definition of or relating to the heart
  • She is in the cardiac care unit.
cardiac = heart
  • She suffered cardiac arrest.
  • cardiac arrest = when the heart stops beating
    (editor's note:  Cardiac arrest is often used interchangeably with heart attack, but they have different technical meanings. Cardiac arrest usually results from an electrical disturbance in the heart and might be treated with a defibrillator or CPR.  A heart attack typically occurs when a blood clot blocks blood flowing to the heart.)
  • She suffers from cardiac disease.
  • cardiac = heart
  • They were called the "cardiac kids" because of their habit of winning the game in the final seconds.
  • cardiac = heart (implying that they caused heart problems)
  • Their father was in cardiac failure, and the doctor had been asking if the family wanted him to undertake extreme lifesaving measures.
    Richard Preston  --  The Hot Zone
  • cardiac = heart
  • Young healthy subject-no cardiac weakness.
    Agatha Christie  --  And Then There Were None
  • cardiac = heart
  • They've monitored my cardiac rhythms and my respiratory functions.
    Rodman Philbrick  --  Freak the Mighty
  • cardiac = heart
  • They know it's cardiac.
    David Baldacci  --  Zero Day
  • cardiac = heart-related
  • The Honorable Reuben V. Atlee was recovering from his third heart attack, with the recovery expected to be "full," if one can physically feel complete after so much cardiac damage.
    John Grisham  --  Sycamore Row
  • cardiac = heart
  • He's in the cardiac-care unit, and no one can talk to him.
    Richard Preston  --  The Hot Zone
  • cardiac = heart
  • 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
  • cardiac = heart
  • If there was cardiac weakness—
    Agatha Christie  --  And Then There Were None
  • cardiac = heart
  • ...death from cardiac exhaustion.
    Sir Arthur Conan Doyle  --  The Hound of the Baskervilles
  • Fear and joy may both cause cardiac palpitation, but in one case we find high tonus of the skeletal muscles, in the other case relaxation and the general sense of weakness.
    Bertrand Russell  --  The Analysis of Mind
  • ...the House of Representatives will vote on legislation on Tuesday to help save the lives of cardiac arrest victims.
    JC Watts
  • The cardiac market has been a very lucrative part of the healthcare system...
    Glenn Melnick
  • This is the first study to demonstrate that long-term calorie restriction with optimal nutrition has cardiac-specific effects that ameliorate age-associated declines in heart function.
    Luigi Fontana
  • We can't have you popping off with a cardiac."
    J.D. Robb  --  Naked in Death
  • Miscroscopic forms of cardiac hemorrhages have become very frequent in recent years.
    Boris Pasternak  --  Doctor Zhivago
  • For years I have suffered from cardiac weakness-
    Agatha Christie  --  The ABC Murders

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