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what is the definition or description of: cardiac?

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Dr. John Garner
15 years experience Cardiology
The Heart: Cardiac translates literally to "heart, " and any place the term is seen, such a substitution generally works.
Answered on Sep 28, 2016
Dr. Frederick Tibayan
22 years experience Thoracic Surgery
Heart: Cardiac means related to the heart. It can also relate to the great vessels that come out of thwart, like the aorta or pulmonary artery.
Answered on Feb 27, 2014

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