cardiac asthma n.
An asthmatic attack due to bronchoconstriction caused by pulmonary congestion and failure of the left ventricle.
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 consumption, and a seaside acquaintance is half killed by cardiac asthma.
British Quarterly Review, American Edition, Volume LIV Various
But the sharp sea air did not suit him; he had a beginning of cardiac asthma and nearly fainted during a walk.
Life of Elie Metchnikoff, 1845-1916 Olga Metchnikoff
- 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.
one complete heartbeat, consisting of one contraction and relaxation of the heart. cardiac cycle n. A complete beat of the heart, including systole and diastole and the intervals between, beginning with any event in the heart’s action to the moment when that same event is repeated. cardiac cycle The rhythmic contraction (systole) and relaxation (diastole) […]
- Cardiac decompression
cardiac decompression 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.