Definition of Cardiac insufficiency

1. Noun. Inadequate blood flow to the heart muscles; can cause angina pectoris.

Exact synonyms: Coronary Insufficiency
Generic synonyms: Insufficiency



Medical Definition of Cardiac insufficiency

1. A condition where there is ineffective pumping of the heart leading to an accumulation of fluid in the lungs. Typical symptoms include shortness of breath with exertion, difficulty breathing when lying flat and leg or ankle swelling. Causes include chronic hypertension, cardiomyopathy and myocardial infarction. (27 Sep 1997)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Cardiac Insufficiency

cardiac gland
cardiac glands of oesophagus
cardiac glucoside
cardiac glycoside
cardiac glycosides
cardiac haemoptysis
cardiac heterotaxia
cardiac histiocyte
cardiac hormone
cardiac impression of liver
cardiac impression of lung
cardiac impulse
cardiac incompetence
cardiac index
cardiac infarction
cardiac insufficiency (current term)
cardiac jelly
cardiac liver
cardiac lung
cardiac lymphatic ring
cardiac mapping
cardiac monitor
cardiac murmur
cardiac muscle
cardiac muscle tissue
cardiac muscle wrap
cardiac muscles
cardiac neurosis
cardiac notch

Literary usage of Cardiac insufficiency

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1. Modern aspects of the circulation in health and disease by Carl John Wiggers (1915)
"... as \vc shall sec, for such hypertrophied muscle to he helow par in function and to exhibit evidence of hypertrophie cardiac insufficiency. ..."

2. The Medical Clinics of North America by Michael C. Fiore, Stephen S. Entman, Charles B. Rush (1922)
"This boy has marked cardiac insufficiency. That is the first and most important ... The cardiac insufficiency, or heart failure, as some prefer to call it, ..."

3. The Heart and the Aorta: Studies in Clinical Radiology by Henri Vaquez, Emile Bordet (1920)
"cardiac insufficiency AND ... therapeutic intervention) if it is still impossible to recognize in a patient the symptoms that precede cardiac insufficiency. ..."

4. Spondylotherapy: Physio and Pharmaco-therapy and Diagnostic Methods Based on by Albert Abrams (1918)
"cardiac insufficiency.—The author's treatment of this affection has already been noted (510 et seq.). Dr. JA Hirsch, reports a case of MITRAL INSUFFICIENCY ..."

5. The Principles and Practice of Medicine: Designed for the Use of by William Osler (1909)
"The cases of cardiac insufficiency which do badly and fail to respond to ... The former is almost a necessary concomitant of cardiac insufficiency, ..."

6. Medical Diagnosis for the Student and Practitioner by Charles Lyman Greene (1917)
"Aside from this the symptoms in most instances are merely those of cardiac insufficiency, modified by the type of the dominant pathologic myocardial lesion, ..."

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