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Cardiovascular System - Treatment Procedures

cardioversion Brief discharges of electricity passing across the chest to stop a cardiac arrhythmia. Also known as difibrillation
coronary artery bypass graft (CABG) Vessels taken from a patient's legs or chest are connected to coronary arteries to make detours around blockages
endarterectomy Surgical removal of teh innermost lining of an artery to remove fatty deposits and clots
heart transplatiation A onor heart is transferrred to a recipient
percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI) A balloon-tipped catheter is threaded into a coronary artery to compress fatty deposits and open the artery. Stents are placed to create a wider opening to make the recurrence of blockages less likely. Also called a ballon angioplasty
thrombolytic therapy Drugs such as TPA (tissue plasminogen activatior) and streptokinase, are injected into a patient's bloodstream to dissolve clots that may cause a heart attack
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