Definition of cardioprotective
: serving to protect the heart a drug's cardioprotective effect
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The granddaddy of painkillers is known to have cardioprotective effects, and has long prescribed for that purpose.
Other studies have also pointed to the lack of evidence of harm from dairy fats, and evidence of a cardioprotective effect from dairy fats.
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Medical Definition of cardioprotective
: serving to protect the heart especially from heart disease cardioprotective effects of ACE inhibitors a cardioprotective agent
cardioprotection\-prə-ˈtek-shən\ play noun “Pediatric” doses of aspirin (75 to 100 mg per day) are now used overwhelmingly for cardioprotection in adults in developed countries.—Doron C. Greenbaum and Garret A. FitzGerald, The New England Journal of Medicine, 30 July 2009
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