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Of or pertaining to the prevention and treatment of illness, and the preservation of physical and mental well-being, through the services provided by medical professionals.

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Health care; Heart disease

Swelling; the accumulation of fluids, usually in the hands, feet, or abdomen.

enhanced external counterpulsation (EECP)

Health care; Heart disease

A treatment for those with symptomatic coronary artery disease (also called refractory angina), who are not eligible for standard treatments of revascularization (such as heart ...

transesophogeal echocardiogram (TEE)

Health care; Heart disease

An invasive imaging procedure that creates a picture of the heart's movement, valves, and chambers using high frequency sound waves that come from a small transducer passed down ...

subvalvular aortic stenosis

Health care; Heart disease

A narrowing of the flow of blood below the aortic valve in the left ventricle. It is usually caused by a membrane or thickening in the muscle in this area.

heart block

Health care; Heart disease

An arrhythmia. The electrical current is slowed between the atria and ventricles. In more severe cases, conduction is blocked completely and the atria and ventricles beat ...

dobutamine stress echocardiogram

Health care; Heart disease

A procedure that involves infusing a medication (dobutamine) through an intravenous (IV) line while you are closely monitored. This drug stimulates your heart allowing evaluation ...


Health care; Heart disease

A procedure to improve valve function. Balloon valvuloplasty is when a balloon is used to at the time of cardiac catheterization to increase the area of a narrowed valve.