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1) heart, in anatomy. The Columbia Encyclopedia, Sixth Edition. 2001
...The rhythmic beating of the heart is a ceaseless activity, lasting from before birth to the end of life. 1 Anatomy and FunctionThe human heart is a pear-shaped structure...

2) heart disease. The Columbia Encyclopedia, Sixth Edition. 2001
...Heart disease is the cause of approximately half the deaths in the United States each year. Among the most common causes of heart disease are degenerative changes...

3) congestive heart failure. The Columbia Encyclopedia, Sixth Edition. 2001
...Cardiac failure results from conditions, e.g., coronary artery disease, hypertensive heart disease (see hypertension), valvular insufficiency, and rheumatic heart...

4) heart, artificial. The Columbia Encyclopedia, Sixth Edition. 2001
...The first one used on a human being, the Jarvik-7, was implanted (1982) in Barney Clark, who lived for 112 days; another patient, William Schroeder, lived 620 days....

5) congenital heart disease. The Columbia Encyclopedia, Sixth Edition. 2001
...There is evidence that some congenital heart defects are inherited, but the cause of most cases is unknown. One known cause is infection of the mother with the rubella...

6) heart-lung machine. The Columbia Encyclopedia, Sixth Edition. 2001
...The machine is used in open-heart surgery when it is necessary to effect a bypass of the circulatory system of the heart and lungs. The oxygenator repeatedly draws...

7) athlete's heart. The Columbia Encyclopedia, Sixth Edition. 2001
...athlete s heart, common term for an enlarged heart associated with repeated strenuous exercise. As a result of the increased workload required of it, the heart will...

8) Heart, river, United States. The Columbia Encyclopedia, Sixth Edition. 2001
...United States, river, 180 mi (290 km) long, rising in the low prairie country near the Little Missouri River, SW N.Dak., and flowing E to the Missouri at Mandan,...

9) bleeding heart. The Columbia Encyclopedia, Sixth Edition. 2001
...bleeding heart, see fumitory....

10) heart attack. The Columbia Encyclopedia, Sixth Edition. 2001
...heart attack, see under infarction....

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