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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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Increasing incidence of carcinoma of the gastric cardia in Sweden from 1970 to 1985.
Body mass, tobacco and alcohol and risk of esophageal, gastric cardia, and gastric non-cardia adenocarcinoma among men and women in a nested case-control study.
Paragastric herniation of the gastric cardia alongside the stomal segment is a rare complication (Figure 19) that may be caused by a band position anomaly.
The entire upper aerodigestive tract--from the nasal vestibule to the gastric cardia and gastroesophageal junction--can be easily and safely visualized.
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This examination revealed inflammation of the distal esophagus and mild erythema of the gastric cardia and antrum, as well as erythema of the duodenal bulb and descending duodenum.
However, maladies such as gastroesophageal reflux disease, Barrett's esophagus [an ulcerlike disease in the esophagus], and cancers of the lower esophagus and gastric cardia [upper stomach] have been dramatically and progressively increasing.
The case records of 196 plan members diagnosed with adenocarcinomas of the esophagus and gastric cardia from 1986 to 1992 were compared with the case records of 196 other members matched for membership at time of diagnosis, sex, year of birth, and duration of membership.
A physician endoscopically delivers controlled radiofrequency (RF) energy to the lower esophageal sphincter (LES) muscle and gastric cardia to create thermal lesions.
Standard biopsy forceps were used to obtain mucosal pinch-biopsy specimens from areas of esophagus, gastroesophageal junction (GEJ), and gastric cardia.
A total of 402 patients with newly histopathologically confirmed primary gastric cancer, including gastric cardia adenocarcinoma and non-gastric cardia adenocarcinoma, were included in our study.
However, the study further revealed that their findings lacked explanation regarding the rising incidence of these tumours, specifically esophageal adenocarcinoma (EAC) and gastric cardia adenocarcinoma (GCA), a cancer of the upper stomach area, where it joins the esophagus.