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Arrhythmia Abnormality or irregularity in the heart rhythm
Vertigo Dizziness
Tachycardia Rapid heart beat> 100 bpm
bradycardia Slow heart beat< 60 bpm
Difibrillator machine used to deliver electroshock to the heart when the heart has stopped beating
EKG Electrocardiography
Artifacts Unwanted erratic movement picked up on an EKG
Capillary Smallest blood vessel
Murmur Abnormal heart sound caused by improper closing of the valves
Pulse Heartbeat felt through the walls of arteries
Aorta largest artery in the body
Palpitations Sensations felt in the chest related to arrhythmias
HTN hypertension
SOB Shortness of breath
VFib Ventricular fibrillation
Infarction Area of dead tissue
Angina Chest pain from temporary difference between the supply and demand of O2 to the heart
BP Blood pressure
EKG leads placed on the chest to obtain the EKG
p wave arterial contraction
T wave ventricular contraction subsides
Baseline the heart at rest
QRS Ventricular contraction
Created by: jynise