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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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provide an adequate number and depth of external cardiac compressions (ECC),
I think there are really good data that [show] we're not doing a great job on cardiac compression.
Triggered by compression of the great vessels and cardiac compression from large tumors, it is a strong predictor of fetal death and may lead to "maternal mirror syndrome," a potentially devastating complication in which the mother develops the same symptoms as her critically ill fetus.
After realising what he had done, Skinner said he attempted to save the dog by trying mouth-to-mouth resuscitation and cardiac compression.
Another research study found that a modified AT-101 as a stand alone CPR device was superior to closed chest cardiac compression in terms of post-resuscitation cardiac function despite significantly less myocardial blood flow during CPR with the AT-101.
The large patient caseload -- estimated at 5 million Americans and growing -- and progressive nature of the disease have generated substantial interest in new, device-based technologies, including rhythm management, mechanical cardiac support, ventricular reconstruction, device-based diuretic therapy, and cardiac compression and counterpulsation, among others.
The study, conducted in coordination with Columbia Presbyterian Hospital's Divisions of Circulatory Physiology and Thoracic Surgery, was designed to examine the hemodynamic benefits, in terms of pressure and flow augmentation, of CSS's bi-ventricular direct cardiac compression in the setting of acute heart failure in canine models.