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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
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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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Ablation alone may improve symptoms associated with sinus node dysfunction in patients with atrial fibrillation, without the need of permanent cardiac pacing, but future randomized trials are needed to clarify the epidemiology and optimal management of patients with sinus node dysfunction and atrial fibrillation [13, 14].
Sweeney, is testing "the first new mode of cardiac pacing in 35 years," using a device that provides "managed ventricular pacing." This device can produce dual- or single-chamber pacing, depending on conduction activity.
Clinical Cardiac Pacing. Philadelphia; WB Saunders: 1995.
Bruce Wilkoff, MD, Director of Cardiac Pacing and Tachyarrhythmia Devices at Cleveland Clinic, explains that the advice to patients is always very dependent on the physician and the nature of the physical activity.
The use of cardiac pacing to coordinate the impaired electrical activation and myocardial contraction is called cardiac resynchronization therapy (CRT).
Bruce Wilkoff, MD, Director of Cardiac Pacing and Tachyarrhythmia Devices at Cleveland Clinic, acknowledges that if there are two leads, there is twice the opportunity for there to be an implantation complication.
There has been a surge of research to develop optimal drug therapy and, more recently, a growing use of electrical cardiac pacing devices, in an attempt to achieve greater homogeneity of electrical activation in the myocardium with such marked dyssynchrony, and to enhance the electrical dispersion of ventricular repolarization as well (5).