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Heart disease

Heart diseases (heart attack, heart failure,) risk factors, treatment, prevention, and heart health.

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Heart disease

atrioventricular canal defect

Health care; Heart disease

A congenital heart defect involving an opening low in the atrial septum, an opening high in the ventricular septum, and abnormal development of the mitral and/or tricuspid valves.

American Board of Cardiovascular Perfusion (ABCP)

Health care; Heart disease

The national body regulating and managing certification (CCP) of perfusion technologists.

aberrant innominate artery

Health care; Heart disease

A rare abnormality associated with right aortic arch in which the sequence of arteries arising from the aortic arch is- right carotid artery, right subclavian artery, then left innominate artery. The ...

autologous donation

Health care; Heart disease

Giving one's own blood in advance of surgery to be used for transfusions if needed.

autologous bone marrow transplantation

Health care; Heart disease

A procedure in which a patient's own bone marrow is removed, treated with anticancer drugs or radiation, then returned to the patient.

autologous blood

Health care; Heart disease

The patient's own blood which is the best possible blood source for the same patient since there is no chance of disease transmission or other transfusion reactions.

positron emission tomography

Health care; Heart disease

An imaging procedure that uses radioactive tracers to create 3-dimensional pictures of the tissues inside of the body and can monitor metabolic processes.

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