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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Treatment attempts with nimodipine, phentolamine, and dobutamine aiming at reducing SVRI and cardiac afterload and thereby improving the CI were largely ineffective.
Apart from the clinical urgency, we decided to study patients undergoing cardiac surgery, because aortic cross clamping and clamp release induce profound changes in cardiac afterload followed by a profound ischemia-reperfusion injury.
The increased circulating blood volume, found in patient with OP compound poisoning, leads to a high cardiac preload and decreased peripheral vascular resistance with low cardiac afterload. The alteration in the diastolic function is likely due to an impaired ventricular relaxation.