from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- adj. Of, relating to, or involving both the heart and the lungs.
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- adj. Of or pertaining to both the heart and the lungs.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- adj. Of or pertaining to or affecting both the heart and the lungs and their functions.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- Pertaining both to the heart and to the lungs. Also cardiac-pulmonic.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- adj. of or pertaining to or affecting both the heart and the lungs and their functions
CPR Defination The term cardiopulmonary resuscitation means: the revival or return to function of the heart and lungs.
That's the message of a study that finds that survival after cardiac arrest is directly related to the amount of time spent doing chest compressions during efforts at what is formally called cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR).
KELLY: Well, during the procedure, in order for the surgeon to be able to operate on the patient, the patient is put on a heart-lung machine and the heart is stopped, as you heard earlier in the show, that is called cardiopulmonary bypass.
But only about one-third of the kids' records also showed they had a heart procedure known as a cardiopulmonary bypass -- when a pump does the job of the heart and lungs during surgery, and a plasma transfusion along with red blood cells is indicated.
Working with dedication and determination, they have developed new treatments and procedures, such as cardiopulmonary resuscitation, defibrillation, clot -- dissolving medicines, angioplasty, and cardiac imaging devices, that have saved many lives.
Historically, the preferred treatment for lung cancer patients is surgery, but numerous lung cancer patients are unfit for surgery due to the presence of other medical conditions, such as cardiopulmonary disease related to chronic smoking, that put them at an unacceptably high risk of surgical morbidity and mortality.
Some of these programs specialize in particular clinical areas such as cardiopulmonary, orthopedic, pediatric, geriatric, neurology and other branches of medicine.
It programs range from teaching life-saving skills, such as cardiopulmonary resuscitation, teaching babysitting and lifeguard skills, or simply explaining how to draw up a disaster plan for a family.
A growing number of communities are training their 911 call centers to instruct bystanders by telephone in the best way to administer cardiopulmonary resuscitation, or CPR, which has been shown to increase a patient's chance of surviving.
In Japan, where Tamiflu is liberally prescribed, the drug may have been responsible for 50 deaths from cardiopulmonary arrest, from 2001 to 2007, according to Rokuro Hama, the chair of the Japan Institute of Pharmacovigilance.