cardio-, cardi-, card-
(Greek: heart, pertaining to the heart)
The veterinarian found out that the calf was born as an acardia and so it had no chance of even being born alive.2. Having no heart: It hardly seems very romantic to describe Jane's ex-boyfriend as having acardia.
2. Relating to the congenital absence of the heart.
2. An opening in the oval foramen of the heart.
3. A reference to the patency (opening) of the foramen (small opening) ovale of the heart.
In the fetal heart, the foramen ovale allows blood to enter the left atrium from the right atrium.
Men are more likely to suffer acute myocardial infarctions attacks than women, smokers more than nonsmokers, and the children of those who have died of a heart attack are more likely to die from the same cause.
2. The film produced by angiocardiography.
2. Angiography of the heart and great vessels; contrast material may be injected into a blood vessel or one of the cardiac chambers.
Images obtained can be analyzed to determine parameters of ventricular function, including ventricular ejection fractions, cardiac output, ejection rates, stroke volume, end-diastolic volume, and end-systolic volume, as well as to test the effects of exercise.
2. Any agent that affects the movements of the heart and vessels.
A cross reference of another word group that is related to: "heart": cor-, cord-.