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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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.
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.
The doctor holds cardiac massage to the patient but the patient dies at the moment.
Hemodynamically unstable patients and patients with end organ damage or neurological deficits should be treated with definitive therapy which includes hyperbaric oxygen [12], withdrawal of air from the right atrium, or cardiac massage [13].
In that case, the physician can perform cardiac massage without any limitation, with the apron worn, or quickly took cover off and practice CPR operation on the patient.
He was saved by cardiac massage by a nurse who happened to be a spectator at the game.
7,8 Cardiac massage forces air out of the pulmonary outflow tract into smaller vessels.
30pm, but on the way there, Bobby-Jo suffered a cardiac arrest and paramedics had to carry out a cardiac massage.