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small masses composed of fibrin & platelets that collect on the leaflets of the heart of their cords as a result of bacteremia
soft,blowing sound heard on auscultations that associate with movement of blood or valvular actions
mass of undissolved matter circulating in blood or lymphatic channel until it becomes lodge in a vessel
classification of drugs that relax the smooth muscles in arterial walls to decrease blood pressure
coronary artery bypass graft (CABG)
procedure that reroutes blood around an occluded coronary artery
involves the destruction of a blood clot using anticlotting agents called "clot busters"
involves insertion of a device to hold open a vessel, usually performed after vascular surgery
involves an EKG taken with a small portable recorder capable of storing information up to 24 hours
involves surgical puncture of the fibrous sac surrounding the heart to withdraw fluid for diagnostic or therapeutic purposes
cardiac enzyme studies
bold test that measure the presence and amount of troponin T, troponin I, and creatine kinase
diagnostic procedure that accesses blood flow velocity in different areas of the heart
magnetic reasonace angiography
detects blood flow, condition of vessel walls, and blockage without using contrast medium
involves passage of a balloon catheter through an occluded coronary vessel to compass plaque against the artery walls
records patterns of electrical activity in the heart to help diagnose abnormal heart rhythms
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