One of four heart valves, it maintains the one-way flow of blood from the right atrium to the right ventricle by opening and shutting as the heart muscle expands and contracts.
in the context of blood clots, a trigger is an event that causes a blood clot to form in a woman who is already at risk; common blood clot triggers include pregnancy, major surgery, trauma, and long periods of immobility
Fats that are used by the body for energy. At high levels, blood triglycerides increase the risk of heart disease.
A protein found in heart muscle that is released into the bloodstream when the heart is damaged.
|Type A personality||
A description of people with distinctive traits consisting of aggressiveness, impatience, and competitiveness. People with type A personalities are at a higher risk for heart disease.