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cardiac

1. of or relating to the heart
2. of or relating to the portion of the stomach connected to the oesophagus
3. a person with a heart disorder
4. Obsolete a drug that stimulates the heart muscle

cardiac

[′kärd·ē‚ak]
(anatomy)
Of, pertaining to, or situated near the heart.
Of or pertaining to the cardia of the stomach.
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The best treatment for cardiac rupture and abdominal aortic aneurysm begins with proper eating in early life, and the proper treatment of aortic dissection begins with prevention of systemic hypertension at any time in life.
3) Three cases of fatal cardiac rupture during exercise testing that occurred in an exercise laboratory during an 18-month period are reported.
Cardiac rupture following a transmural acute MI involving posterobasal myocardium is temporarily contained by a hematoma or permanently by fibrous adhesions, resulting in a pseudoaneurysm formation.
Traumatic injuries of heart reported before are atrioventricular valve insufficiency, aortic insufficiency, VSD, atrial septal defect, coronary artery injury, hemopericardium, cardiac rupture and cardiac contusion (3, 4).
Objective: Characteristics of legal autopsy cases with cardiac rupture following myocardial infarction are investigated in this retrospective observational study and the results are compared with a control group consisting of acute myocardial infarction cases without rupture.