- of or relating to the heart: cardiac disease.
- of or relating to the esophageal portion of the stomach.
- Medicine/Medical. a cardiac remedy.
- a person suffering from heart disease.
Origin of cardiac
Examples from the Web for cardiac
In fact, half of the people who have cardiac events have “ideal” levels of LDL cholesterol.The AHA’s Absurd Saturated Fat Obsession
Dr. Barbara H. Roberts
June 3, 2014
The hope was that death would occur quickly in an unconscious senseless person both by cardiac and respiratory arrest.The Death Penalty’s Gruesome Truth
February 6, 2014
But there are reports which say cannabis can be considered as a cause of death because it can induce a cardiac arrest.British Mother ‘Poisoned’ To Death By Pot
January 31, 2014
As has been noted, the man looks damn good for someone of his age and cardiac history.The Cheneys’ Gay Marriage War
November 18, 2013
In general, there are two related but distinct physiological ways in which one might die suddenly from a cardiac event.Heart Attack 101: What May Have Killed James Gandolfini
June 20, 2013
I had a sinking feeling in the cardiac region which does not go with mirth.Mark Twain, A Biography, 1835-1910, Complete
Albert Bigelow Paine
It contains the element of touch, and in this it refers to the cardiac plexus.Fantasia of the Unconscious
D. H. Lawrence
It is applicable in cardiac dropsy as well as in hepatic cases.The Action of Medicines in the System
Frederick William Headland
Belonging to this type of cardiac strain I have selected 11 cases.The Lettsomian Lectures 1900-1901
J. Mitchell Bruce
Cardiac Stimulant, Diuretic; said to act more promptly than digitalis.Merck's 1899 Manual
Merck & Co.
- of or relating to the heart
- of or relating to the portion of the stomach connected to the oesophagus
- a person with a heart disorder
- obsolete a drug that stimulates the heart muscle
Word Origin and History for cardiac
c.1600, from French cardiaque (14c.) or directly from Latin cardiacus, from Greek kardiakos "pertaining to the heart," from kardia "heart" (see heart (n.)). Cardiac arrest is attested from 1950.
Greek kardia also could mean "stomach" and Latin cardiacus "pertaining to the stomach." This terminology continues somewhat in modern medicine. Confusion of heart and nearby digestive organs also is reflected in Breton kalon "heart," from Old French cauldun "bowels," and English heartburn for "indigestion."
- Of, near, or relating to the heart.
- Of, near, or relating to the cardia.
- A person with a heart disorder.
- Relating to or involving the heart.