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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

Rapid heartbeat. A heart rate above 90 beats per minute.

dipyridamole stress test

Health care; Heart disease

If you are unable to exercise on a treadmill or stationary bicycle for a stress test, a medication, called dipyridamole (Persantine) is used instead of exercise to test the ...

saphenous vein

Health care; Heart disease

Vein located in the leg(s) and used for coronary artery bypass surgery. It is surgically removed from the leg and sewn from the aorta to the coronary artery beyond the site of ...

cardiac biopsy

Health care; Heart disease

An invasive procedure to obtain a small piece of heart muscle tissue that is sent to a laboratory for analysis.

aortic valve replacement

Health care; Heart disease

When the aortic valve is diseased, it can become either stenotic (too narrow) or insufficient (leaky). In such cases, the aortic valve may need to be replaced with either a ...


Health care; Heart disease

An abnormality where the ends of the fingers and toes enlarge and the nails curve; often it is related to an inadequate oxygen-rich blood supply. However, it can be hereditary ...

ejection fraction (EF)

Health care; Heart disease

The amount of blood pumped out of a ventricle during each heartbeat. The ejection fraction evaluates how well the heart is pumping.