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Cardiology

TermDefinition
Tachycardia Fast heartbeat (over 100)
Bradycardia Slow heartbeat (under 60)
CABG Coronary Artery Bypass Graft/ Open heart surgery
CHF Congestive heart failure of the LEFT side
CAD Coronary Artery Disease
Angina Associated with pain, doing too much
PTCA Percutaneous Transluminal Coronary Angioplasty, open blocked arteries
Pacemaker Battery powered device to keep heart beating, 5 year life span
Defibrillator External or implanted, shocks heart into rhythm
Lipid Profile Measures for glycerol/triglyceride
Myocardial Perfusion Imaging watching how blood is moving around
Echocardiography Ultrasound of heart
Diuretic Helps patient to urinate
Idiopathic Disease Unknown disease
Myocardial Infarction (MI) Coronary artery is blocked
Raynaud's Disease Numbness most commonly in fingers and toes
Thrombophlebitis Inflammation of veins, clotting of blood
Arteriosclerosis Arterial walls thickened without atheroma (plaque)
Diastole Contraction of the heart
Systole Relaxation of the heart
Systolic Top number
Nitrates Help blood vessels relax
Angina Chest pain with inadequate blood flow
Intermittent claudication Cramping pain in legs
(SA) Sinoatrial Node in Right atrium Natural pacemaker of the heart
ECG Records electrical waves of the heart
Bruit Abnormal sound of turbulence in artery (Sign of clot often)
Diaphoresis Excessive sweat
Palpitations Pounding racing of the heart
DOE Dyspnea on exertion (Difficulty breathing)
Palor pale skin
Murmur Abnormal heart valve sound
SOB (Shortness of Breath) Air hunger
Syncope fainting
Cardiomegaly Enlarged heart
Cyanosis Bluish skin
Hypercapnia Excessive CO2 in the blood
Pericardiocentesis Removing fluid from sac around the heart
PDA (Patent Ductus Arteriosus) Abnormal opening between pulmonary artery and aorta
Narrowing of aorta Coarcted aorta
Atrial Septal Defect (ASD) Hole in the wall of the top chambers
Mitral Regurgitation (MR) Backflow of blood on the Left side of the heart
Valvuloplasty Surgically repair a valve
Flutter Rapid atrial beats in normal rhythm
Aneurysm Bulge or ballooning in wall of artery
Thrill vibration felt by examiner on palpation
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