(kăr′dē-ō-mī′ō-pĕk″sē) [″ + ″ + pexis, fixation] Surgical fixation of a vascular tissue such as pectoral muscle to the cardiac muscle and pericardium to improve blood supply to the myocardium.
(kăr″dē-ō-mī′ō-plăs″tē) Surgical implantation of skeletal muscle to either supplement or replace myocardial muscle.
(kăr″dē-ō-mī-ŏt′ō-mē) Surgical therapy for achalasia. The muscles surrounding the cardioesophageal junction are cut, while the underlying mucous membrane is left intact.
(kăr″dē-ō-nĕ-krō′sĭs) [″ + nekros, dead, + osis, condition] Death of heart tissue.
(kăr″dē-ō-nĕf′rĭk) [″ + nephros, kidney] Pert. to the heart and kidney.
(kăr″dē-ō-nū′răl) [″ + neuron, nerve] Pert. to nervous control of the heart.
(kard″ē-ō-nū-rō′sĭs) [cardio- + osis, condition] An anxiety disorder that has no identified organic basis and mimics cardiovascular disease.
(kăr″dē-ŏp′ă-thē) [″ + pathos, disease, suffering] Any disease of the heart.
(kăr″dē-ō-pĕr″ĭ-kăr-dī′tĭs) [″ + peri, around, + kardia, heart, + itis, inflammation] Inflammation of the myocardium and pericardium.
(kăr″dē-ō-plăs′tē) [″ + plassein, to form] An operation on the cardiac sphincter of the stomach to relieve cardiospasm.
(kăr″dē-ō-plē′jē-ă) [″ + plege, stroke] Intentional, temporary arrest of cardiac function by means of hypothermia, medication, or electrical stimuli to reduce the need of the myocardium for oxygen, or to facilitate surgery on the heart by making it move less.
(kăr″dē-ō-nū′mō-grăf) [″ + ″ + graphein, to write] A device for recording the motion of the heart and lungs.
(kăr″dē-ō-prō-tĕk′tĭv) [Gr. kardia, heart, + L. protectus, shielding] Capable of shielding the heart from damage caused by, e.g., electrolyte disturbances, infections, ischemia, or toxins.
(kăr″dē-ŏp-tō′sĭs) [″ + ptosis, a dropping] Prolapse of the heart.
(kăr″dē-ō-pŭl′mō-nĕr-ē) [″ + L. pulmo, lung] Pert. to the heart and lungs.
(kăr″dē-ō-pŭnk′chŭr) [″ + L. punctura, piercing] Surgical incision or puncture of the heart. SYN: cardiocentesis.
(kăr″dē-ō-pī-lor′ĭk) [″ + pyloros, gatekeeper] Pert. to the cardiac and pyloric ends of the stomach.
(kard″ē-ō-rēn′ăl) [cardio- + renal] Pert. to ...