Cardioplegia is intentional and temporary cessation of cardiac activity, primarily for cardiac surgery. == Overview == The word cardioplegia means cardio-the heart and plegia- paralysis. Technically this means arresting or stopping the heart so that surgical procedures can be done in a still and bloodless field. Most commonly however, the word car
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Cardioplegia: Paralysis of the heart, as may be done electively in stopping the heart during cardiac surgery. Cardioplegia may be done using chemicals, cold (cryocardioplegia) or electrical stimulation.
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Paralysis of the heart. An elective stopping of the heart using chemicals, selective hypothermia or electrical stimulation. ... (27 Sep 1997) ...
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(kahr″de-o-ple´jә) arrest of myocardial contraction, as by use of chemical compounds or cold in cardiac surgery. adj., cardiopleg´ic., adj.
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Cardioplegia is the deliberate arrest of the action of the heart, as by hypothermia or the injection of chemicals, so as to enable complex heart surgery to be carried out.
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Type: Term Pronunciation: kar′dē-ō-plē′jē-ă Definitions: 1. Paralysis of the heart. 2. An elective stopping of cardiac activity temporarily by injection of chemicals, selective hypothermia, or electrical stimuli.
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