Busy. Please wait.

Forgot Password?

Don't have an account?  Sign up 

show password


Make sure to remember your password. If you forget it there is no way for StudyStack to send you a reset link. You would need to create a new account.

By signing up, I agree to StudyStack's Terms of Service and Privacy Policy.

Already a StudyStack user? Log In

Reset Password
Enter the email address associated with your account, and we'll email you a link to reset your password.

Remove ads
Don't know (0)
Know (0)
remaining cards (0)
To flip the current card, click it or press the Spacebar key.  To move the current card to one of the three colored boxes, click on the box.  You may also press the UP ARROW key to move the card to the "Know" box, the DOWN ARROW key to move the card to the "Don't know" box, or the RIGHT ARROW key to move the card to the Remaining box.  You may also click on the card displayed in any of the three boxes to bring that card back to the center.

Pass complete!

"Know" box contains:
Time elapsed:
restart all cards

Embed Code - If you would like this activity on your web page, copy the script below and paste it into your web page.

  Normal Size     Small Size show me how

Stack #86119

Treatment Procedures of the Cardiovascular System

aneurysmectomy surgical removal of an aneurysm
artery graft replacement of an artery portion
angioplasty surgical repair of a blood vessel
artificial pacemaker electrical device implanted to provide the electrical impulse needed to keep the heart beating at a normal rhythm
atherectomy removal of plaque from the artery
cardiomyoplasty surgical repair of the heart muscle by adding skeletal muscle or replacing cardiac muscle
cardiorrhaphy surgical suturing of the heart
cardiotomy surgical incision into the heart
cardioversion defibrillation, an electrical charge is applied to the chest to stop an arrhythmia
commissurotomy surgical incision to change the size of an opening, done to correct valvular stenosis
coronary artery bypass graft (cabg) open heart surgery to bypass an obstruction of the coronary arteries
defibrillation electrical shock used to return the heart to a normal rhythm
embolectomy surgical removal of a blood clot from a blood vessel
endarterectomy surgical removal of a blood clot from a blood vessel
extracorporeal circulation circulation of blood outside the body, used during open heart surgery
heart transplantation replacement of a malfunctioning or damaged heart with a donor heart
intra-aortic balloon pump (iabp) mechanical device to improve blood flow in weak hearts
intracoronary artery stent surgical placement of a stent to open the narrowing of the coronary artery
intravascular thrombolytic therapy drugs are injected into a blood vessel to dissolve a blood clot
percutaneous transluminal coronary angioplasty (ptca) a balloon catheter is inserted into the coronary artery and inflated to increase the opening of the blood vessel
pericardiectomy surgical removal of a portion of the pericardium
pericardiocentesis aspiration of the fluid from the pericardial space
phlebectomy surgical removal or resection of a vein
phleborrhaphy suturing of a vein
phlebotomy drawing blood
sclerotherapy chemical injection into a vein to destroy it
stent device placed in an artery to prevent furthur narrowing
thrombectomy surgical removal of a blood clot
valve replacement removal of a defective valve with the replacement of an artificial one
vein litigation suturing off a section of vein
venipuncture surgical puncture of a vein
venotomy surgical incision into a vein
vein stripping removal of a portion of a vein
Created by: kate8686