car·​dio·​pro·​tec·​tive ˌkär-dē-ō-prə-ˈtek-tiv How to pronounce cardioprotective (audio)
: serving to protect the heart
a drug's cardioprotective effect

Example Sentences

Recent Examples on the Web Studies have shown that eggplant contains cardioprotective compounds for a healthier heart. Jaclyn London, M.s., R.d., Good Housekeeping, 4 Jan. 2023 Inthis 2012 study, for example, researchers found gymnema sylvestre was linked to anti-obesity and cardioprotective effects, both of which are crucial for weight loss. James Robinson, Discover Magazine, 29 Dec. 2022 In addition to having cardioprotective factors, recent studies have also shown that consumption of whole grains is associated with a lower risk of type 2 diabetes. Amy Fischer Ms, Rd, Cdn, Good Housekeeping, 25 July 2022 The results suggested some cardioprotective benefit to moderate consumption of Andalusian aged white wine specifically. Lettie Teague, WSJ, 28 Jan. 2022 But the drug again failed clinical testing of its cardioprotective effect. Bradley J. Fikes,, 11 May 2017 Other studies have also pointed to the lack of evidence of harm from dairy fats, and evidence of a cardioprotective effect from dairy fats. Bradley J. Fikes,, 30 Apr. 2017 The granddaddy of painkillers is known to have cardioprotective effects, and has long prescribed for that purpose. Bradley J. Fikes,, 9 May 2017 See More

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Word History

First Known Use

1984, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of cardioprotective was in 1984

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“Cardioprotective.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 31 Mar. 2023.

Medical Definition


car·​dio·​pro·​tec·​tive -prə-ˈtek-tiv How to pronounce cardioprotective (audio)
: serving to protect the heart especially from heart disease
cardioprotective effects of ACE inhibitors
a cardioprotective agent
cardioprotection 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
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