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cardia

 [kahr´de-ah]
1. the cardiac opening.
2. the cardiac part of the stomach; that part of the stomach surrounding the esophagogastric junction, distinguished by the presence of cardiac glands.

car·di·a

(kar'dē-ă), [TA]
The area of the stomach close to the esophageal opening (cardiac orifice or cardia) that contains the cardiac glands.
[G. kardia, heart]

cardia

/car·dia/ (kahr´de-ah)
1. the cardiac opening.
2. the cardiac part of the stomach, surrounding the esophagogastric junction and distinguished by the presence of cardiac glands.

cardia

(kär′dē-ə)
n. pl. car·diae (-dē-ē′) or car·dias
1. The opening of the esophagus into the stomach.
2. The upper portion of the stomach that adjoins this opening.

cardia

[kär′dē·ə]
Etymology: Gk, kardia, heart
1 the opening between the esophagus and the cardiac portion of the stomach.
2 the portion of the stomach surrounding the esophagogastric connection, characterized by the absence of acid cells. cardiac, adj.

cardia

(1) Cardiac part of stomach; pars cardiaca gastricae [NA6]. 
(2) Cardiac opening; ostium cardiaca [NA6]. 
(3) Heart; cor [NA6].

CARDIA

Cardiology A clinical trial–Coronary Artery Risk Development in Young Adults. See Coronary artery disease.

car·di·a

(kahr'dē-ă) [TA]
Opening of the esophagus into the stomach.
[G. kardia, heart]

cardia

The opening of the lower end of the gullet (OESOPHAGUS) into the STOMACH.

car·di·a

(kahr'dē-ă) [TA]
Opening of the esophagus into the stomach.
[G. kardia, heart]

cardia (kär´dēə),

n the opening between the esophagus and the cardiac portion of the stomach; characterized by the absence of acid cells. Also an archaic term formerly used to describe the heart and the region surrounding it.

cardia

1. the cardiac opening.
2. the cardiac part of the stomach; that part of the stomach surrounding the esophagogastric junction, distinguished by the presence of cardiac glands.
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It involved all cases of esophageal and gastric cardia cancers recorded among people younger than 80 years of age between 1995 and 1997.
The present study included incident cancers of the esophagus, gastric cardia, pancreas, cervix uteri, bladder, and kidney, as well as primary liver cancer and NHL (Table 2), from the beginning of follow-up, 9 November 1970 in Denmark and 1 January 1971 in the other countries, until the end of follow-up between 1997 and 2001.
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21) Implicit in the latter definition is the concept that any amount of cardiac-type mucosa near the gastroesophageal junction represents glandular metaplasia of the distal esophagus, rather than a sampling of the proximal stomach, and calls into question the existence of the gastric cardia.
Data from the pediatric population initially suggested that the gastric cardia is a normal anatomic structure present in healthy children, including those with no history of gastroesophageal reflux disease.
Goldblum et al (28) assessed mucosal biopsy samples obtained from the gastric side of the gastroesophageal junction and identified 13 patients with intestinal metaplasia of the gastric cardia.
Stretta involves delivery of radiofrequency energy to the LES and gastric cardia.
Using a flexible, disposable catheter connected to a radiofrequency generator, the physician delivers controlled radiofrequency (RF) energy to the lower esophageal sphincter (LES) muscle and gastric cardia to create thermal lesions.