cardioplegia


cardioplegia
n. stopping of the heart (for surgical purposes)

English contemporary dictionary. 2014.

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  • Cardioplegia — is the intentional and temporary cessation of cardiac activity, primarily used in cardiac surgery. Overview The most common procedure for accomplishing asystole is infusing cold crystalloid cardioplegia into the coronary circulation. This process …   Wikipedia

  • cardioplegia — s. f. [Medicina] Paralisia do coração.   ‣ Etimologia: cardio + plegia …   Dicionário da Língua Portuguesa

  • cardioplegia — /kahr dee oh plee jee euh, jeuh/, n. the temporary arresting of the heartbeat during cardiac surgery by any of various methods, esp. by injection of chemical substances. [CARDIO + PLEGIA] * * * …   Universalium

  • cardioplegia — noun The deliberate, temporary cessation of cardiac activity before heart surgery …   Wiktionary

  • cardioplegia — 1. Paralysis of the heart. 2. An elective stopping of cardiac activity temporarily by injection of chemicals, selective hypothermia, or electrical stimuli. [cardio + G. plege, stroke] antegrade c. c. effected by delivery of solutions through the… …   Medical dictionary

  • cardioplegia — car·dio·ple·gì·a s.f. TS med. paralisi cardiaca {{line}} {{/line}} DATA: 1875. ETIMO: comp. di cardio e plegia …   Dizionario italiano

  • cardioplegia — pl.f. cardioplegie …   Dizionario dei sinonimi e contrari

  • cardioplegia — n. a technique in which the heart is stopped by injecting it with a solution of salts, by hypothermia, or by an electrical stimulus. This has enabled complex cardiac surgery and transplants to be performed safely …   The new mediacal dictionary

  • cardioplegia — /kadioʊˈplidʒiə / (say kahdeeoh pleejeeuh), / ˈplidʒə/ (say pleejuh) noun the process of stopping the heartbeat for a short period of time during cardiac surgery …   Australian English dictionary

  • cardioplegia — /kahr dee oh plee jee euh, jeuh/, n. the temporary arresting of the heartbeat during cardiac surgery by any of various methods, esp. by injection of chemical substances. [CARDIO + PLEGIA] …   Useful english dictionary


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