Definition of cardiac in English:

cardiac

Syllabification: car·di·ac
Pronunciation: /ˈkärdēˌak
 
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adjective

  • 1Of or relating to the heart: a cardiac arrest
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    • He survived a near fatal heart attack and subsequent cardiac surgery, only to succumb to motor neurone disease.
    • New labeling information includes: post-marketing reports of heart attacks, sudden cardiac deaths, and hypertension.
    • For example, after a heart attack or cardiac surgery, minor muscular chest aches and pains may be misinterpreted as evidence of angina, leading to unnecessary worry and disability.
  • 2Of or relating to the part of the stomach nearest the esophagus.
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    • ‘Piles’ of the cardiac orifice of the stomach from obstruction to the portal system may produce hemoptysis.
    • Compared to cancer of the distal stomach, cardiac cancer carries an even worse prognosis.
    • Proximal stomach tumors of the cardiac region have actually increased in incidence in recent years.

noun

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  • A person with heart disease.
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    • I'm finding all this talk of post-op cardiacs particularly relevant after my two months of cardiology call and this month in the NICU.
    • Can cardiacs be given productive jobs?
    • Auricular tachycardia occurs more frequently in patients who have no structural heart disease whatever than it does in outspoken cardiacs.

Origin

late Middle English (as a noun denoting heart disease): from French cardiaque or Latin cardiacus, from Greek kardiakos, from kardia 'heart or upper opening of the stomach'. The adjective dates from the early 17th century.

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