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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

Structures that maintain the proper direction of blood flow in the heart. There are four valves in the heart: the tricuspid and the mitral valve, which lie between the atria and ...

event monitor

Health care; Heart disease

A small recorder (monitor) is attached to electrodes on your chest. It is worn continuously for a period of time. If symptoms are felt, an event button can be depressed, and the ...

angina pectoris

Health care; Heart disease

Discomfort or pressure, usually in the chest, caused by a temporarily inadequate blood supply to the heart muscle. Discomfort may also be felt in the neck, jaw, or arms.


Health care; Heart disease

Removal and analysis of a tissue sample.

multigated acquisition (MUGA) scan

Health care; Heart disease

A nuclear scan that evaluates the pumping function of the ventricles by determining the heart's ejection fraction.

pulmonary hypertension

Health care; Heart disease

Pulmonary hypertension is high blood pressure of the pulmonary arteries.

constrictive pericarditis

Health care; Heart disease

The pericardium is the sac around the heart. In people with constrictive pericarditis, this sac becomes inflamed and scarred leading to shrinkage of the pericardium. This can ...