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cardiac massage

[ kahr-dee-ak muh-sahzh, muh-sahj ]

noun

  1. rhythmic manual compression of the sternum or heart to restore normal heartbeat, as after cardiac arrest.


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Word History and Origins

Origin of cardiac massage1

First recorded in 1890–95

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Example Sentences

Therefore, I began external cardiac massage and asked that a cardiotachioscope be connected.

Because of my position it was difficult to administer cardiac massage.

Because of my position, cardiac massage was taken over by Dr. Malcolm Perry, who was more advantageously situated.

Approximately, at this time the external cardiac massage became ineffectual and no pulsations could be felt.

We continued cardiac massage and still there was no cardiac activities, so the President was declared dead shortly thereafter.

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