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vocab med

EKG essential vocabulary

QuestionAnswer
AF Atrial fibrilation
NPo Nothing by mouth
NSR normal sinus rhythm
Axillary armpit
RBBB right bundle branch block
LAD left axis deviation
CCU Coronary care unit, critical care unit.
OR Operating room
Dyspnea difficult or labored breathing.
TPR temperature, pulse, respiration.
CAD Cornonary Artery Disease
SOB shortness of breath
angina chest pain
Hypothermia slow or low body temperature.
Myocardial Infarction a heart attack, the death of muscle caused by complete blockage of coronary arteries.
VT ventricular tachycardia
CPR Cardiopulmonary resucitation
ABP arterial blood pressure
palpitation an unusually or abnormally rapid or violent beating of the heart.
-itis Inflammation
phlebo vein
pneumo lungs
syncope loss of consciousness resulting from insufficient blood to the brain. Loss of consciousnes caused by sudden fall of blood pressure or cardiac systole. also failure in anemia.
Arteriostenosis narrowing of the arteries
Arrhythmia abnormal heart rhythm, dysrhythmia.
Anticoagulant prevents from clotting
paroxysmal just occurs and dissappears
Stenosis narrowing condition
Created by: sweetnance