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Bonewit Chapt 12

Cardiopulmonary Procedures - Brooklyn Burns

amplitude refers to amount,extent,size,abundance, or fullness
artifact additional electrical activity picked up by the electrocardiograph that interferes with the normal appearance of the ECG cycles
atherosclerosis buildup of fibrous plaques of fatty deposits and cholesterol on the inner walls of an artery that causes narrowing obstruction, and hardening of the artery.
baseline the flat horizontal line that separates the various waves of the ECG cycle
cardiac cycle one complete heartbeat
dysrhythmia an irregular heart rate or rhythm
ECG cycle the graphic representation of a heartbeat
ECG the graphic representation of the electrical activity of the heart
Created by: brooklynburns