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cardiac:
of or relating to the heart; "cardiac arrest"
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cardiac arrest:
asystole: absence of systole; failure of the ventricles of the heart to contract (usually caused by ventricular fibrillation) with consequent absence of the heart beat leading to oxygen lack and eventually to death
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cardiac arrhythmia:
an abnormal rate of muscle contractions in the heart
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cardiac cycle:
the complete cycle of events in the heart from the beginning of one heart beat to the beginning of the next; an electrical impulse conducted through the heart muscle that constricts the atria which is followed by constriction of the ventricles; "the cardiac cycle can be shown on an electrocardiogram"
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cardiac glycoside:
obtained from a number of plants and used to stimulate the heart in cases of heart failure
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area of cardiac dullness:
a triangular area of the front of the chest (determined by percussion); corresponds to the part of the heart not covered by the lungs
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sudden cardiac death:
A sudden, unexpected death caused by loss of heart function. Most sudden cardiac deaths are caused by arrhythmias, such as ventricular fibrillation.
Link: www.clevelandclinic.org/heartcenter/pub/glossary/s...
advanced cardiac life support:
(ACLS) An educational course for advanced healthcare providers in which they are taught how to manage cardiac arrest victims in a hospital setting. Teaching includes; advanced airway management skills, cardiac drug usage, defibrillation and arrhythmia interpretation.
Link: www.ect-hk.com/ect_glossary_bot.html
sudden cardiac death:
(SCD): a death due to electrical problems in the heart. (It is different from a heart attack, which is heart muscle damage from a blockage rather than an electrical problem.) Sudden cardiac death is usually caused by ventricular tachycardia or fibrillation. An AICD system, however, greatly reduces the risk of sudden cardiac death.
Link: www.austinheart.com/patients_mi_mt.html
24-hour cardiac monitor:
<apparatus> A recording device, worn by the patient for the purpose of monitoring the hearts rhythm and rate, over a period of 24 hours.(27 Sep 1997)
Link: cancerweb.ncl.ac.uk/omd/
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