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Chapter 12 Terms

Amulatory Monitoring - Key Terms

Ambulating Walking
Anti-arrhythmic Type of medication given to prevent cardiac rhythm abnormalities
Dysrhythmia Irregularity or loss of rhythm of the heart beat
Holter Monitor Instrument that records the electrical activity of the heart during a patients normal daily activities; AKA ambulatory monitor
Oscilloscope A monitor or television-type device that slows the tracing of the electrical activity of the heart
Palpitations Fast, irregular heartbeat sensation felt by the patient, which may or may not be associated with complaints of chest pain
Stress ECG Another name of exercise eelctrocardiography
Syncope Condition when the patient loses consciousness (fainting)
Created by: spoon6464