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heart mas·sage

rhythmic massage of the heart either in an open chest or through the chest wall to renew failed circulation during cardiac resuscitation.
Synonym(s): cardiac massage
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heart massage

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heart mas·sage

(hahrt mă-sahzh')
Rhythmic massage of the heart either in an open chest or through the chest wall to renew failed circulation during cardiac resuscitation.
Synonym(s): cardiac massage.
Medical Dictionary for the Health Professions and Nursing © Farlex 2012

heart massage

A lay term for cardiopulmonary resuscitation in which the circulation of the blood is artificially maintained by compressing the heart between the lower part of the breast-bone and the spine. This is done about 80 times a minute, but for every 15 compressions the lungs must be inflated twice by mouth-to-mouth respiration. In the average adult subject the breast-bone should be depressed about 5 cm and the weight of the body should be applied through straight arms. The activity is very tiring.
Collins Dictionary of Medicine © Robert M. Youngson 2004, 2005

heart mas·sage

(hahrt mă-sahzh')
Rhythmic massage of the heart either in an open chest or through the chest wall to renew failed circulation during cardiac resuscitation.
Synonym(s): cardiac massage.
Medical Dictionary for the Dental Professions © Farlex 2012
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