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.
References in periodicals archive ?
Cardiac afterload is the "amount of resistance (pressure) the left ventricle needs to overcome to open the aortic valve and eject the stroke volume" (Brown, 1989).
Reducing cardiac afterload is accomplished through several methods.