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.
- Cardiac murmur
cardiac murmur cardiac murmur n. A murmur produced within the heart.
a specialized form of striated muscle occurring in the hearts of vertebrates. the myocardium. cardiac muscle n. The muscle of the heart, consisting of anastomosing transversely striated muscle fibers formed of cells united at intercalated disks; the myocardium. Also called muscle of heart.
an anxiety reaction characterized by quick fatigue, shortness of breath, rapid heartbeat, dizziness, and other cardiac symptoms, but not caused by disease of the heart. cardiac neurosis n. A form of anxiety neurosis concerning the state of the heart, as a result of palpitation, chest pain, or other symptoms not due to heart disease. Also […]
- Cardiac notch
cardiac notch cardiac notch n. A deep notch in the alimentary canal at the junction of the esophagus and the stomach.