Definition of Cardiac massage
1. Noun. 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.
Generic synonyms: Emergency Procedure, Massage
Group relationships: Cardiac Resuscitation, Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation, Cpr, Kiss Of Life, Mouth-to-mouth Resuscitation
Medical Definition of Cardiac massage
1. Rhythmic compression of the heart by pressure applied manually over the sternum (closed heart massage) or directly to the heart through an opening in the chest wall (open heart massage). It is done to reinstate and maintain circulation. (12 Dec 1998)
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Literary usage of Cardiac massage
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1. A Manual of personal hygiene: Proper Living Upon a Physiological Basis by Walter Lytle Pyle (1917)
"cardiac massage, the injection of epinephrin into an artery followed by saline solution, as advocated by Crue, and the direct injection of epinephrin into ..."
2. Therapeutic Gazette (1921)
"If cardiac massage is being performed lung ventilation at once ceases to be a matter of ... In the bimanual manipulation of cardiac massage the dome of the ..."
3. Progressive Medicine by Hobart Amory Hare (1920)
"In cardiac massage we have a very important adjunct to the methods of ... Artificial respiration and cardiac massage should be carried out simultaneously. ..."
4. Surgery, Its Principles and Practice by William Williams Keen (1913)
"Artificial respiration should be employed, and, as a last resort, cardiac massage. Pulmonary Embolism.—There is nothing to be added to our knowledge of the ..."
5. The Journal of Experimental Medicine by Rockefeller University, Rockefeller Institute, Rockefeller Institute for Medical Research (1908)
"Further summaries of the clinical aspects of cardiac massage have been given by Keen" and Lenormant." Since the appearance of ..."
6. Therapeutics: Its Principles and Practice by Horatio Charles Wood (1908)
"cardiac massage.—In 1889 Prus succeeded in restoring animals to life, after cardiac arrest during anesthesia, by rhythmically contracting the bared heart ..."