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Cardio Med-term

Is accomplished by injecting drugs into the bloodstream to dissolve clots. Thrombolytic Therapy
Is a slender, thread-like device that is used to hold open vessels or tubes that are obstucted. Cardiac Stent
Is a procedure to detour around blockages of the heart. Coronary Artery Bypass grafting. ( CABG )
Is a device worn for 24hrs. that records Electrical activity of the heart. Holter Monitoring
Is a test that shows Electrical elevation to 2 different parts of the heart w/ electrodes to the arms, legs, and chest. Electrocardiography
Echo's are generated by high-frequency sound waves which produce images of the heart. Echocardiography. ( ECHO )
Is the Improper closure of the Mitral valve. Mitral Valve Prolapse. ( MVP )
Are the Results from the Myocardial layer undergoing Neocrosis, following termination of the blood supply. Myocardial Infarction
Is the collection of plaque in the arteries. Atherosclerosis
Is a disease surrounding the heart w/ diseased Arteries. Coronary Artery Disease. ( CAD )
Is the Congenital Anomonoly of a combo of 4 distinct defects of the heart. Tetralogy of Fallot
Is when your heart experiences irregular contractions. Fibrillation
Is the inability of the heart to maintain a steady rythum. Cardiac Arrhythmias
Is the natural pacemaker of the heart Sinoatrial Node
What are 2 phases of the heart: Distolic, Systolic
What are the names of the 4 Heart Valves: Tricuspid, Mitral, Pulmonary, Aortic Valves
What are the names of the 4 Chambers of the Heart: R/L Atrium, R/L Ventricle
These carry blood away from the heart. Arteries
These carry blood to the heart. Veins
Ventricul/o Ventricle
Ven/o, Ven/i Vein
Vascul/o Vessel
Vas/o Vessel
Valvul/o, Valv/o Valve
Thromb/o Clot
Steth/o Chest
Sphygm/o Pulse
Phleb/o Vein
Pericardi/o Pericardium
Ox/o Oxygen
Myx/o Mucus
Cyan/o Blue
Coron/o Heart
Cholesterol/o Cholesterol
Cardi/o Heart
Brachi/o Arm
Atri/o Atrium
Ather/o Yellowish plaque
Arter/o, Arteri/o Artery
Aort/o Aorta
Angi/o Vessel
AAA Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm
AE Atrial Fibrillation
AMI Acute Myocardial Infarction
AS Aortic Stenosis
ASD Atrial Septal Defect
CABG Coronary Artery Bypass Grafting
CAD Coronary Artery Disease
CHF Conjestive Heart Failure
DES Drug-Eluting Stent
DVT Deep Vein Thrombosis
ECG Electrocardiography
ECHO Echocardiography
HTN Hypertension
LAD Left Anterior Descending
MI Myocardial Infarction
MVP Mitral Valve Prolapse
SA Sinotrial Node
SOB Shortness of Breath
TEE Transesophageal Echocardiography
VF Ventricular Fibrillation
Is a procedure by the position threading thin flexible cathater, into a vessel w/ a balloon attached to open an occlusion. Angioplasty
Created by: sherrycpr89