cardiac massage


cardiac massage
rhythmic compression of the heart by pressure applied manually over the sternum (closed cardiac massage) or directly to the heart through an opening in the chest wall (open cardiac massage); done to reinstate and maintain circulation.

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  • cardiac massage — n. a rhythmic compressing of the heart, using the hands to force blood through the blood vessels: an emergency medical procedure for treating heart failure * * * …   Universalium

  • cardiac massage — n. a rhythmic compressing of the heart, using the hands to force blood through the blood vessels: an emergency medical procedure for treating heart failure …   English World dictionary

  • cardiac massage — noun an emergency procedure that employs rhythmic compression of the heart (either through the chest wall or, during surgery, directly to the heart) in an attempt to maintain circulation during cardiac arrest • Syn: ↑heart massage • Hypernyms:… …   Useful english dictionary

  • Massage cardiaque — Compression thoracique La compression thoracique est un geste de premiers secours qui se pratique dans deux circonstances : la victime est consciente et s étouffe par un corps étranger (aucun son ne sort de la bouche), mais on ne peut pas… …   Wikipédia en Français

  • Massage cardiaque externe — Compression thoracique La compression thoracique est un geste de premiers secours qui se pratique dans deux circonstances : la victime est consciente et s étouffe par un corps étranger (aucun son ne sort de la bouche), mais on ne peut pas… …   Wikipédia en Français

  • massage — {{Roman}}I.{{/Roman}} noun ADJECTIVE ▪ gentle, relaxing, soothing ▪ back, body, foot, full body, neck, scalp …   Collocations dictionary

  • cardiac resuscitation — noun an emergency procedure consisting of external cardiac massage and artificial respiration; the first treatment for a person who has collapsed and has no pulse and has stopped breathing; attempts to restore circulation of the blood and prevent …   Useful english dictionary

  • Massage — The therapeutic practice of manipulating the muscles and limbs to ease tension and reduce pain. Massage can be a part of physical therapy or practiced on its own. It can be highly effective for reducing the symptoms of arthritis, back pain,… …   Medical dictionary

  • Cardiac arrest — A medical emergency with absent or inadequate contraction of the left ventricle of the heart that immediately causes bodywide circulatory failure. The signs and symptoms include loss of consciousness; rapid shallow breathing progressing to apnea… …   Medical dictionary

  • cardiac — adj. Cardiac is used with these nouns: ↑failure, ↑massage, ↑monitoring, ↑patient, ↑rehabilitation, ↑rhythm, ↑surgeon, ↑surgery …   Collocations dictionary


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