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HHS Cardiovascular S

Diagnostic and Therapeutic Procedures

Percutaneous Transluminal Coronary Angioplasty (PTCA) a balloon is inflated, pressing occluding material against lumen walls, restoring blood flow
Coronary Artery Bypass Graft (CABG) rerouting blood around the occluded area using a vein graft, bypassing obstruction
Endarterectomy surgical removal of plaque from artery
Cardiac Catheterization (CC) Passage of a catheter into the heart through a vein or artery to provide a comprehensive evaluation of the heart
Electrocardiogram (ECG, EKG) Graphic line recording that shows the spread of electrical excitation of different parts of the heart
Cardiac Enzyme Studies blood test that measures troponin T, Troponin I, and creatinine kinase
Lipid Panel Series of tests used to assess risk factors of ischemic heart disease
Echocardiography (ECHO) Noninvasive diagnostic method that uses ultrasound to visualize internal cardiac structures and produce images of the heart
Cardioversion Procedure to restore normal rhythm of the heart by applying a controlled electrical shock to the exterior of the chest
Ligation & Stripping Tying a varicose Vein followed by removal of the affected segment