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cardiac
Near or relating to the heart.
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cardiac arrest
1. A sudden cessation of the pumping function of the heart with the disappearance of arterial blood pressure, connoting either ventricular fibrillation or ventricular standstill.
2. The sudden stopping of the heartbeat and therefore of the pumping action of the heart.

Cardiac arrest requires immediate treatment to prevent brain damage and death.

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cardiac catheter (s) (noun), cardiac catheters (pl)
A long, fine, flexible tube designed for insertion into a peripheral blood vessel through which it can then be manipulated under X-ray control into the heart: The cardiac catheter is used for registration of pressures, sampling of blood, or rapid injection of radiopaque substances which will outline the chambers and blood vessels of the heart.
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cardiac cirrhosis
Congestive cirrhosis resulting from passive congestion of the liver due to congestive heart failure.
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cardiac infarction (s) (noun), cardiac infarctions (pl)
A degenerative or necrotic (deadly) abnormality resulting from an acute deprivation of blood supplies in the heart muscle, usually resulting from a formation of a thrombus (blood clot) in the coronary artery system (the arteries that encircle and supply the heart with blood): Because the majority of deaths occur in the first hours following cardiac infarction, it is essential that treatment should not be delayed.
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cardiac regurgitation (s) (noun), cardiac regurgitations (pl)
A revese flow of blood through the aortic, mitral, or tricuspid valves of the heart because of incomplete closures.
sudden cardiac arrest, SCA
Sudden death due to cardiac causes rather than to trauma.

The event begins with an abrupt loss of consciousness within one hour of the onset of acute symptoms.

Sudden cardiac arrest occurs most commonly in individuals with known preexisting heart disease, but in whom the time and mode of death were unexpected.

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