cardiac cripple

A person whose innocent cardiac murmur or normal physiologic variant of an EKG pattern—e.g., ST segment deviation during early repolarization—is misinterpreted as indicating cardiac disease or failure. The ‘cripple’ is advised to restrict his physical activity and/or receives various cardiac drugs

cardiac 'cripple'

A person whose innocent cardiac murmur or normal physiologic variant of an EKG pattern–eg ST segment deviation, such as an early repolarization was misinterpreted as indicating cardiac disease or failure, whose physical activity is subsequently restricted and/or who receives various cardiac drugs. See Innocent murmurs.
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Various cardiac support groups exist in the UK for people looking at getting back into sport and Sean said: "The general idea is cardiac athlete not cardiac cripple."
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If the damaged area is large enough, the victim dies or becomes a cardiac cripple.
Doerfler further explained that some people misinterpret physical sensations as an indication of an impending heart attack or panic attack, and they can become a "cardiac cripple" due to their psychological distress, rather than because of medical limitations from their previous cardiac problems.
Gone was the phrase "cardiac cripple." The cardiac patients of Terry Kavanaugh and others were instant celebrities after finishing the Boston Marathon.