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med procedures heart

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Asurgical procedure similar to angioplasty except that the catheter has a rotating shaver to cut away plaque from the artery and increase blood flow Atherectomy
A surgically implanted device similar to a pacemaker that continuously monitors the heart rhythm and delivers electrical shosck when necessary automatic implantable cardioverter defibrillator
temporarily inserting a small balloon tipped catheter into a stenotic artery and expanding to help widen a narrowed artery. balloon angioplasty
surgical procedure that uses a balloon tipped catheter to treat stenotic heart valves. balloon valvuloplasty
surgical procedure that uses radiofrequencies to destroy areas of the myocardium that is causing cardiac arrhythmia cardiac ablation
implanted battery powered divice treates arrhythmias, slow heart rate, fatigue, lightheadedness, and fainting. cardiac pacemaker
performed to restore a normal heart rhythm for tachyarrhythmias that do not respond to medication cardioversion
to treat coronary arteries that are narrowed or occluded. Blood is rerouted around the affected artery joining the patients own saphenous vein. coronary artery bypass graft surgery
noninvasive procedure in which inflation of pressure cuffs on the LE compresses the veins and assists with venous return to the heart enhanced extracorporeal counterpulsation eecp
inflation and deflation of a balloon surgically placed in the aorta provides circulatory assistance for patients after infarction or with cardiogenic shock intraaortic balloon counterpulsation iabp
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