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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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In this operation, the myocardium of the affected ventricle is physically excised to prevent obstruction of the ventricular outflow tract, hereby decreasing afterload and decreasing cardiac work. In this manner, the operation preserves cardiac function in what would otherwise be a persistently stressed heart.
After reoxygenation cardiac work index in control group stimulated at initial 5 Hz rate was significantly lower than in Oxacom group (p < 0.02).
An increase in [Na.sup.+]/ [K.sup.+] ATPase expression occurs independently of increased cardiac work [31].
His cardiac work up was unremarkable and revealed a normal thallium scan.
Addition of 1 mumol/L TMZ 30 min into the perfusion did not affect fatty acid oxidation rates, cardiac work, or coronary flow.
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A fitness to practice hearing in Manchester yesterday a panel decided that he was unable to carry out cardiac work and imposed sanctions on him for a period of 12 months.
At a fitness to practice hearing in Manchester yesterday, a panel decided he was unable to carry out cardiac work and imposed sanctions on him for 12 months.
The interdependence between cardiac work and diastolic volume was first described in 1856 by Carl Ludwig: "a strong heart that is filled with blood empties itself more or less completely, in other words, changes the extent of the contractile power" (2).
Prolonged use of propranolol safely decreases cardiac work in burned children.
The authors noted that normal maternal physiologic characteristics of pregnancy include increased cardiac work and blood volume, insulin resistance, hyperlipidemia, elevated coagulation factors, and inflammatory responses.