abrupt cessation of heartbeat.
failure of the pumping action of the heart, resulting in loss of consciousness and absence of pulse and breathing: a medical emergency requiring immediate resuscitative treatment
cardiac arrest n.
Abbr. CA A sudden cessation of cardiac function, resulting in loss of effective circulation.
See heart attack.
- Cardiac arrhythmia
cardiac arrhythmia cardiac arrhythmia n. See cardiac dysrhythmia.
- Cardiac asthma
cardiac asthma cardiac asthma n. An asthmatic attack due to bronchoconstriction caused by pulmonary congestion and failure of the left ventricle. Historical Examples The first attack of cardiac asthma is to be looked upon as the beginning of the end. Arteriosclerosis and Hypertension: Louis Marshall Warfield In addition to all this, Jessie’s brother dies of […]
- Cardiac catheter
cardiac catheter cardiac catheter n. A long, fine catheter that can be passed into the chambers of the heart via a vein or artery as a means of withdrawing samples of blood, measuring pressures within the heart’s chambers or great vessels, or injecting contrast media. Also called intracardiac catheter.
- Cardiac cirrhosis
cardiac cirrhosis cardiac cirrhosis n. An extensive fibrotic reaction occurring within the liver as a result of prolonged congestive heart failure. Also called pseudocirrhosis.