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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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mortality rate

Health care; Heart disease

The percentage of deaths associated with a disease or medical treatment.


Health care; Heart disease

An indigestible carbohydrate found in foods such as fruits and vegetables; aids in digestion.

transtelephonic monitor

Health care; Heart disease

A small monitor is attached to electrode leads (usually on your finger or wrist). Your heart's rhythm is transmitted over the phone line with the aid of this device to your ...

free radical

Health care; Heart disease

A destructive fragment of oxygen produced as a by-product. Increased free radicals are thought to trigger atherosclerosis.

dobutamine echo

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 ...

chest film

Health care; Heart disease

A very small amount of radiation is used to produce an image of the structures of the chest (heart, lungs, and bones) on film.

aortic valve

Health care; Heart disease

The aortic valve is the last valve through which the blood passes before it enters the aorta or main blood vessel of the body. The valve's role is to prevent blood from leaking ...