the temporary arresting of the heartbeat during cardiac surgery by any of various methods, especially by injection of chemical substances.
(med) deliberate arrest of the action of the heart, as by hypothermia or the injection of chemicals, to enable complex heart surgery to be carried out
cardioplegia car·di·o·ple·gi·a (kär’dē-ō-plē’jē-ə, -jə)
Paralysis of the heart, or cardiac arrest, as from direct blow or trauma.
Elective, temporary stopping of cardiac activity, usually by using drugs.
cardioptosia cardioptosia car·di·op·to·si·a (kär’dē-ŏp-tō’sē-ə, -shə) n. Downward displacement or prolapse of the heart.
of, relating to, or affecting the heart and lungs: cardiopulmonary laboratory. adjective of, relating to, or affecting the heart and lungs adj. 1908, from cardio- + pulmonary. cardiopulmonary car·di·o·pul·mo·nar·y (kär’dē-ō-pul’mə-něr’ē, -pŭl’-) adj. Of, relating to, or involving both the heart and the lungs. cardiopulmonary (kär’dē-ō-pl’mə-něr’ē, -pŭl’-) Relating to or involving the heart and the lungs.
- Cardiopulmonary bypass
cardiopulmonary bypass cardiopulmonary bypass n. A procedure to circulate and oxygenate the blood during heart surgery involving the diversion of blood from the heart and lungs through a heart-lung machine and the return of oxygenated blood to the aorta. cardiopulmonary bypass A procedure that circulates and oxygenates the blood while surgery is performed on the […]
emergency procedure for reviving heart and lung function, involving special physical techniques and often the use of electrical and mechanical equipment. Abbreviation: CPR. noun an emergency measure to revive a patient whose heart has stopped beating, in which compressions applied with the hands to the patient’s chest are alternated with mouth-to-mouth respiration CPR cardiopulmonary resuscitation […]