car·​dio·​pro·​tec·​tive | \ ˌkär-dē-ō-prə-ˈtek-tiv How to pronounce cardioprotective (audio) \

Definition of cardioprotective

: serving to protect the heart a drug's cardioprotective effect

Examples of cardioprotective in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web 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

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First Known Use of cardioprotective

1984, in the meaning defined above

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“Cardioprotective.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 7 Aug. 2022.

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car·​dio·​pro·​tec·​tive | \ -prə-ˈtek-tiv How to pronounce cardioprotective (audio) \

Medical Definition of cardioprotective

: serving to protect the heart especially from heart disease cardioprotective effects of ACE inhibitors a cardioprotective agent

Other Words from cardioprotective

cardioprotection \ -​prə-​ˈtek-​shən How to pronounce cardioprotective (audio) \ 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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