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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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10, that it has tendered an offer to acquire all of the outstanding shares of Artema Medical AB of Stockholm, Sweden, a manufacturer of patient monitors and external cardiac defibrillator devices.
Cardiac Science's fully automatic detection and defibrillation technology continuously monitors a patient's cardiac activity, instantly detects the onset of a life-threatening heart rhythm, and when appropriate, automatically delivers defibrillation shocks within as little as 10 seconds and without human intervention to re-establish the heart's normal rhythm.
We believe our patented electrode technology will prove to be of great value to the company as prophylactic attachment of life-saving automatic defibrillation technology is adopted as the new standard of care for monitored cardiac patients.
In addition, you may obtain documents filed with the SEC by Cardiac Science free of charge by requesting them in writing from Cardiac Science Inc.
Secondly, we plan to refocus marketing efforts on cardiac patient monitoring which has historically been Spacelabs core business strength, where technology synergies exist between our companies and new market opportunities are plentiful.
Today, there are significant delays in responding to patients in cardiac arrest in hospitals.
In June 2000, Cardiac Science licensed its proprietary technology to Medtronic Physio-Control for integration into Medtronic Physio-Control's LIFEPAK(R) products for the hospital market.
Not long after being connected to the Powerheart, each of these three cardiac patients developed a ventricular tachyarrhythmia -- rapid, unstable rhythms that can prove lethal if not treated immediately.
Cardiac Science develops and markets life-saving external cardiac defibrillator devices and proprietary software that monitors a patient's cardiac activity, instantly detects the onset of a life-threatening heart rhythm and automatically delivers defibrillation shocks within as little as 10 seconds and without human intervention to re-establish the heart's normal rhythm.
In addition to its use in cardiac defibrillators, the Saft LO 26 SHX cell is used for radio communications and other military applications, beacons and emergency location transmitters, sonobouys, and missiles.
The fact that anyone can operate the defibrillator is significant, as survival rates from cardiac arrests decrease about 1 percent per minute that a patient is left untreated by a defibrillation shock, and the national survival rate is merely 5 percent.
Cardiac Science and Survivalink are currently collaborating to integrate Cardiac Science's proprietary monitoring and automatic tachyarrhythmia detection technology into Survivalink's AEDs.