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  • n  a flow that returns toward its source

  • Often, however, heartburn comes with a backflow of partly digested food from the stomach into the esophagus.
  • The gadget does not prevent all backflow but stops enough to keep most patients' hearts from being overloaded.
  • The classic case of mistaken identity is when a patient suffering from acute heartburn confuses a backflow of stomach acid with a developing cardiac arrest (although you should be .
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  • Gilles Gratton in Toronto Star
    Gilles Gratton of ING said that, "depending on the risk profiles of specific areas, we may limit coverage. However, if some mitigation measures are taken by our clients, such as backflow valves, we may increase coverage. The quality of...

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