cardiac decompression n.
The relief of pressure on the heart caused by blood or fluid in the pericardial sac by means of an incision in the pericardium. Also called pericardial decompression.
- Cardiac dysrhythmia
cardiac dysrhythmia cardiac dysrhythmia n. Any abnormality in the rate, regularity, or sequence of cardiac activation. Also called cardiac arrhythmia.
- Cardiac edema
cardiac edema cardiac edema n. Edema resulting from congestive heart failure.
- Cardiac ganglion
cardiac ganglion cardiac ganglion n. Any of the parasympathetic ganglia of the cardiac plexus between the arch of the aorta and the bifurcation of the pulmonary artery.
- Cardiac gland
cardiac gland cardiac gland n. A coiled tubular gland situated in the cardiac region of the stomach.