specializes in the diagnosis, medical management, surgical treatment of disorders of blood vessels
inflammation of the pericardium that causes an accumulation of fluid within the pericardial sac
blocks the action of the enzyme that causes the blood vessels to contract resulting in hypertension
severe form of anemia that is characterized by a an absence of ALL formed blood elements. Caused by the failure of blood cell production in bone marrow.
hardening and narrowing of the arteries caused by a buildup of cholesterol plaque on the interior walls of the arteries
known as fib, occurs when the normal rhythmic contractions of the atria are replaced by twithching of the miscular wall
automated external defibrillator
AED: portable automatic device used to restore normal heart rhythm to patients in cardiac arrest. Designed for use by non-professionals in an emergency situation.
procedure where a catheter is inserted into a vein or artery and guided into the heart; may be used for diagnosis of blockages or treatment
the surgical removal of the lining of a portion of a clogged carotid artery leading to the brain
a fatty substance that travels through the blood and is found in all parts of the body. Aids in the production of cell membranes.
Chronic Venous insufficiency
a condition in which venous circulation is inadequate due to partial vein blockage or leakage of venous valves
a record of the electrical activity of the heart that, if abnormal, may indicate heart disease
ischemic heart disease
group of cardiac disabilities resulting from an insufficient supply of oxygenated blood to the heart
a blood disorder characterized by anemia in which the red blood cells are larger than normal
a group of bone marrow disorders that are characterized by the insufficient production of one or more types of blood cells due to dysfunction of the bone marrow
lack of mature erythrocytes caused by inability to absorb vitamin B12 into the body
a peripheral arterial occlusive disease in which intermittent attacks are triggered by cold or stress.
sickle cell anemia
a genetic disorder in which erythroctyes take on an abnormal curved or "sickle" shape
thallium stress test
Test performed to evaluate how well blood flows through the coronary arteries of the heart muscle during exercise
a bleeding disorder characterized by an abnormal decrease in the number of platelets in the blood, which impairs the clotting process
dissolves an existing thrombus (clot) when administered soon after its occurence (Abbokinase, Activase, Eminase, Kabikinase, Streptase)
reaction of the body to a transfusion of blood that is not compatible with its own blood
inflammation of a valve (especially of a cardiac valve as a consequence of rheumatic fever)