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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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|Noun||1.||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 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
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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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