cardiac massage


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cardiac massage

n.
A resuscitative procedure that employs the rhythmic compression of the chest and heart in an effort to restore and maintain the circulation after cardiac arrest or ventricular fibrillation. Also called heart massage.
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Noun1.cardiac massage - 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 arrestcardiac massage - 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
emergency procedure - (medicine) a procedure adopted to meet an emergency (especially a medical emergency)
massage - kneading and rubbing parts of the body to increase circulation and promote relaxation
cardiac resuscitation, cardiopulmonary resuscitation, CPR, kiss of life, mouth-to-mouth resuscitation - 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 death or brain damage due to lack of oxygen
Translations

car·di·ac mas·sage

n. masaje cardíaco, proceso de reanimación de aplicación por compresión rítmica de la cavidad torácica para restituir y mantener la circulación.
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He was rushed to the emergency ward in the neighbouring town of Cordoba, where "he died after undergoing a cardiac massage", it said in a statement.
The consultant performed a 'clam shell incision' across the chest and he noted 'significant collection of blood around the heart', and he started 'internal cardiac massage', jurors were told.
"That woman had suffered severe liver lacerations and we had to give her cardiac massage for nearly half an hour to revive her.
The 30-year-old received a cardiac massage by a military doctor, but died on his way to hospital.
Chest compressors are life savers for patients suffering from a cardiac arrest, as chest compressors apply a cardiac massage to patient for optimise the flow of blood to the heart.
It focused on the development of patient resuscitation skills through cardiac massage and intubation.
Contract notice: acquisition of automated cardiac massage boards and associated services
I gave him cardiac massage and we called the Mobile Emergency Care Service (SAMU), who came very fast, but when they arrived, he was already dead."
Despite cardiac massage he died within 30 minutes."
The patient was given external cardiac massage and defibrillation done with 260 joules and the rhythm was converted to regular rhythm.
Mechanized external cardiac massage for cardiac arrest and for support of the failing heart.
Several significant topics were discussed in the event, including NRP basics, initiation of resuscitation, nasal intermittent positive pressure ventilation (NIPPV), closed chest cardiac massage, endotracheal intubation, use of drugs in resuscitation, and ethical issues of resuscitation.