cardiac histiocyte n.
A large mononuclear cell found in connective tissue of the heart wall in inflammatory conditions, especially in the Aschoff body. Also called Anitschkow cell, Anitschkow myocyte.
- Cardiac insufficiency
cardiac insufficiency cardiac insufficiency n. See heart failure.
- Cardiac infarction
cardiac infarction cardiac infarction n. See myocardial infarction.
- Cardiac jelly
cardiac jelly cardiac jelly n. The gelatinous noncellular material between the endothelial lining and the myocardial layer of the heart in very young embryos, later serving as a substratum for cardiac mesenchyme.
rhythmic manual compression of the sternum or heart to restore normal heartbeat, as after cardiac arrest. cardiac massage n. A resuscitative procedure that employs the rhythmic compression of the chest and heart in an effort to restore and maintain the circulation after cardiac arrest or ventricular fibrillation. Also called heart massage.