cardiac massage

cardiac massage

noun
rhythmic manual compression of the sternum or heart to restore normal heartbeat, as after cardiac arrest.
Also called heart 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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