cardiac

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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 discovery of a specific pathway to chaos in cardiac fibrillation also opens up the possibility of new therapeutic strategies that may help prevent fibrillation, Garfinkel suggests.
The UCLA study offers clues as to what kinds of electrocardiogram signals might serve as predictors of cardiac fibrillation, Verrier remarks.
Certain forms of cardiac fibrillation are the leading cause of stroke and may result in heart failure and sudden death.