“This was a respiratory arrest, not a cardiac arrest,” Steinberg said.
The hope was that death would occur quickly in an unconscious senseless person both by cardiac and respiratory arrest.
In general, there are two related but distinct physiological ways in which one might die suddenly from a cardiac event.
But there are reports which say cannabis can be considered as a cause of death because it can induce a cardiac arrest.
Basso said Alleman had a genetic predisposition for cardiac problems, as both of his parents died of heart attacks in their 50s.
The cardiac limb of the stomach, which is large and heart-shaped, is obsolete.
I had a sinking feeling in the cardiac region which does not go with mirth.
Death was often sudden, resulting chiefly from cardiac and respiratory complications.
It contains the element of touch, and in this it refers to the cardiac plexus.
Peacock found the proportion of cardiac complications in rheumatism to range from 16 to 40 per cent.
c.1600, from French cardiaque (14c.) or directly from Latin cardiacus, from Greek kardiakos "pertaining to the heart," from kardia "heart" (see heart (n.)). Cardiac arrest is attested from 1950.
Greek kardia also could mean "stomach" and Latin cardiacus "pertaining to the stomach." This terminology continues somewhat in modern medicine. Confusion of heart and nearby digestive organs also is reflected in Breton kalon "heart," from Old French cauldun "bowels," and English heartburn for "indigestion."
cardiac car·di·ac (kär'dē-āk')
Of, near, or relating to the heart.
Of, near, or relating to the cardia.