A procedure to resuscitate a patient suffering cardiac arrest or fibrillation by rhythmically compressing the chest and heart to restore circulation. Also called heart massage.
- He spoke about that era's ‘July 1 syndrome’ when interns would stand by the bedside of patients who they thought were about to arrest with scalpel in hand waiting to try their first open cardiac massage.
- Nicholas, 34, gave him the kiss of life and cardiac massage until paramedics arrived.
- My client says they had both drunk too much, and afterwards he tried to reanimate the earl with mouth-to-mouth resuscitation and a cardiac massage.
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Syllabification: car·di·ac mas·sage
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