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the adjective form "coronary" is sometimes used to describe anatomic structures, such as nerves, ligaments, and blood vessels, especially the arteries of the heart
a reverberation of sound; not properly called a root (and therefore written without the slash before its final letter), echo has been adopted for use in forming some medical terms, such as echogram and echocardiography)
abbreviated CA, this condition, as its name suggests, describes the sudden cessation of heart activity
cardiogram (This word and the next are often called "electrocardiogram" and "electrocardiograph," respectively; the abbreviation for both can be either EKG or ECG.)
a graphic trace of heart functions
cardiograph (also "myocardiograph," as well as "electrocardiograph," as noted above)
a machine to electrically measure heart functions
myocardial infarction (often abbreviated MI)
heart attack; patients suspected of having had an MI are given a blood test to measure the level of troponin in the blood (troponin is a protein that is released when an MI occurs)
valvotomy; also valvulotomy
surgical removal of a blocked heart valve (stenosis of a heart valve) by cutting into it
left atrioventricular valve also known as the bicuspid or mitral valve
connects the left atrium to the left ventricle
right atrioventricular valve also known as the tricuspid valve
valve connecting the right atrium the tricuspid valve to the right ventricle
thin wall that separates cavities or masses; in the heart, septa separate the right atrium from the left atrium and the right ventricle from the left ventricle
surgical procedure that involves engaging the latissimus dorsi muscle to stimulate the heart
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