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Terms in this set (36)
Correction of abnormal heart rhythm by burning of abnormal heart tissue through radiofrequency or other methods such as laser, microwave, or freezing.
Bulging or ballooning out of a vessel.
A procedure performed to treat coronary artery disease. An inflated balloon compresses plaque against artery walls.
Impairment of speech expression and/or word understanding.
Type of arteriosclerosis wherein fatty substances such as plaque block or clog the arteries.
The force that blood puts on the arterial walls when the heart beats.
(Brain natriuretic peptide) a hormone that is produced by the heart; a BNP test measures the amount of BNP that is found in the heart.
Slow heart rate, generally fewer that 60 beats per minute.
Smallest blood vessel through which material passes to and from the bloodstream.
Sudden loss of heart function.
A disorder of the muscles of the heart chambers that impedes heart function.
Disorder in thinking, learning, awareness, or judgment.
Abnormalities of cardiac impules
Coronary artery bypass graft
Surgery performed to bypass an occluded coronary artery.
Deep vein thrombosis
A blood clot that forms in a deep vein.
A tear in wall of a vessel
A physician trained in electrical disorders of the heart.
Clot that travels to another part of the body
Inflammation of the lining of the heart chambers and valves
An abnormal passage between an artery and vein
Impaired function of the heart's pumping ability
Rapidly rising blood pressure, usually in excess of 140 mm Hg diastolic with finding of visual impairment and symptoms or signs of progressive cardiac failure
non-ST elevation myocardial infarction.
Inflammation of the covering of the heart
Inflammation of a vein
A blood clot in the pulmonary artery that causes blockage in artery
High blood pressure in the arteries that supply blood to the lungs.
Skin condition due to poor circulation (venous insufficiency) that is characterized by swelling, skin discoloration, weeping, itching, and scaly skin.
ST elevation myocardial infarction.
Fast heart rate, generally greater than 100 beats per minute.
Puncture of the chest wall to remove fluid (pleural effusion) from the space between the lining of the outside of the lungs (pleura) and the wall of the chest.
A blood clot that forms and remains in a vein.
Transient ischemic attack
A stroke that lasts for only a few minutes
Enlarged, twisted veins that usually occur in the legs.