cardiac massage definition

  • noun:
    • A resuscitative treatment that employs the rhythmic compression of upper body and heart in an effort to restore and maintain the blood flow after cardiac arrest or ventricular fibrillation. Also referred to as heart therapeutic massage.
    • an emergency treatment that uses rhythmic compression for the heart (either through the upper body wall surface or, during surgery, right to one's heart) so as to keep blood flow during cardiac arrest

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