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acute coronary syndrome
sudden symptoms of insufficient blood supply to the heart indicating unstable angina or myocardial infarction
chest pain, which may radiate to the left arm and jaw, that occurs when there is an insufficient supply of blood to the heart muscle
acute compression of the heart caused by fluid accumulation in the pericardial cavity
congestive heart failure
inability of the heart to pump enough blood through the body to supply the tissues and organs
bolld colt or foreign material, such as air or fat that enters the bloodstream and moves until it lodges at another point
an irom metabolism disorder tha occurs when too much iron is absorbed from food, resulting in excessive deposits of iron in the tissue.
inherited bleeding disease most commonly caused by a deficiency fo the coagulation factor VIII
malignant disorder of the lymphatic tissue characterized by progressive enlargement of the lymph nodes.
malignant disease cahracterized by excessive increase in abnormal white blood cell formed in the bone marrow
mitral valve stenosis
a narrowing of the mitral (bicuspid) valve from scarring, usually caused by episodes of rheumatic fever
death (necrosis) of a portion of the myocardium caused by lack of oxygen resulting from an interrupted blood supply
peripheral arterial disease
disease of the arteries, other the those of the heart and brain that affects blood circulation
an inflammatory disease, usually occurring in children and often after an upper respiratory tract streptococcal infection
rheumatic hear disease
damage to the hear muscle or heart valves caused by one or more episodes of rheumatic fever
sickle cell anemia
a hereditary hemolytic disease characterized by cresent-or sicke-shaped red blood cells
coronary artery bypass graft
surgical technique to bring a new blood supply to heart muscle by detouring around blocked arteries
application of an electric shock to the myocardium through the chest wall to restore normal cardiac rhythm
surgery to establish an alternate rout from femoral artery to popliteal artery to bypass an obstruction
intracoronary thrombolytic therapy
an injection of an intravenous medication dissolve blood clots in coronay vessels
the use of light amplification sy stimulated emission of radiation to open blocked arteries
surgical procedure to repair a stenosed mitral valve by breaking apart the leaves
percutaneous transluminal coronary angioplasty
procedure in which a balloon is passed through a blood vessel into a coronary artery to the area where plaque is formed.
digital subtraction angioplasty
a process of digital x-ray inaging of the blood vessels that subtracts structures not being studied
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