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|pertaining to the heart
|pertaining to the heart and blood vessels
|muscular structure of the heart
|structure within the heart
|structure around the heart
|pertaining to the chest
|pertaining to the heart and chest
|condition of blood blocked isch/o- block -emia condition of the blood; substance in the blood
|mild to severe chest pain caused by ischemia of the myocardium
|enlargement of the heart
|disease of the heart muscle
|Congestive Heart Failure (CHF)
|inability of the heart to pump sufficient amounts of blood.
|pertaining to accumulation of fluid that causes heart failure.
|fluid accumulation in the legs, ankles, & feet
|Myocardium Infraction (MI)
|condition of a small area of dead heart muscle.
|Inflammation or infection of the innermost (parts) of the heart.
|Mitral Valve Prolapse (MVP)
|structural abnormality of the heart in which the leaflets of the mitral valve do not close tightly.
|Tetralogy of Fallot: Four defects of the heart
|1. Ventricular septal defect 2. narrowing of the pulmonary trunk 3. hypertrophy of the right ventricle 4. abnormal position of the aorta.
|abnormal heart sound created by turbulence as blood leaks through through a defective heart valve
|inflammation or infection around the heart
|Rheumatic Heart Disease
|autoimmune response to a noncardiac streptococcal infection- also known as rheumatic fever*
|condition of narrowing (of a heart valve)
|condition of without rhythm (of the heart)
|condition of abnormal rhythm (of the heart)
|condition of a slow heart (beat)
|arrhythmia in which there is a very fast, uncoordinated quivering of the myocardium.
|condition of a fast heart beat
|complete absence of a heartbeat
|an uncomfortable sensation felt in the chest during a premature contraction of the heart
|condition of the hardening of the fatty substance (in an artery)
|area of dilation and weakness in the wall of an artery
|condition of more than normal amounts of fat in the blood
|elevated blood pressure
|low blood pressure
|sudden, temporary decrease in systolic blood pressure that occurs when the patient changes from a lying to a standing position and experiences lightheadedness
|inflammation or infection of a vein
|phlebitis with a formation of a blood clot
|test to measure the levels of enzymes that are released into the blood when myocardial cells die during a heart attack.
|test that provides a comprehensive picture of the blood levels of cholesterol and triglycerides and their lipoprotein carriers
|procedure preformed the study the anatomy and pressure in the heart.
|picture of the electrical activity of the heart
|process of recording the electrical activity of the heart
|procedure to monitor a patient's heart rate and rhythm in the hospital
|process of recording a blood vessel
|picture of a blood vessel
|process of recording an artery
|picture of a vein
|process of recording the echo of sound waves of the heart
|procedure to treat an arrhythmia that cannot be controlled with antiarrhythmic medications
|a machine that generates an electrical shock coordinated with the QRS complex of the patient's heart to restore the heart to a normal rhythm.
|procedure in which sclerosing drug is injected into a varicose vein.
|instrument used to measure (the pressure of the) pulse (by using a) thin (inflatable cuff).
|the top number in a blood pressure reading, which represents the force of the contraction of the ventricles.
|the bottom number in a blood pressure reading, which represents the resting pressure in the artery.
|procedure to remove plaque from an occluded carotid artery
|the suturing of one blood vessel to another
|process of reshaping a coronary artery by surgery
|procedure that uses needles to puncture the pericardium and withdraw inflammatory fluid accumulated in the pericardial sac
|action of destroying (cells causing arrhythmias)
|process of reshaping a (heart) valve by surgery
|-ACE inhibitor -treats congestive heart failure & hypertension
|medications that treat arrhythmias
|meds that prevent a blood clot from forming in patient's with arteriosclerosis, atrial fibrillation, previous myocardial infraction, or an artificial heart valve.
|-ACE inhibitors, beta-blockers, calcium channel blockers, & diuretics -meds that treat hypertension
|-digoxin -medications that treat congestive heart failure decreases the heart rate & strengthens the heart contractions
|-medications that treat angina pectoris -dilate arteries to decrease the blood pressure
|medications that treat a blood clot that is blocking blood flow through an artery
|ACS BP CAD CHF ECG/EKG HTN MI MVP PTCA
|-acute coronary syndrome -blood pressure -coronary artery disease -congestive heart failure -electrocardiogram/ electrocardiography -hypertension -myocardial infraction -mitral valve prolapse -percutaneous transluminal coronary angioplasty
|peripheral vascular disease