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Everest345 mod d wk 2

a no, without, lack of
-al pertaining to
angi/o blood vessel
atri/o atrium
brady- slow
cardi/o heart
cordi/o heart
ech/o sound
electr/o electricity
-gram resulting record
-graph the instrument for recording
-graphy the process of recording
my/o muscle
phon/o sound
pre- before
rhythm/o rhythm
-rrhexis rupture
sin/o hollow
tachy fast
ventricul/o small chamber
arrhythmia irregular heart rate
bradycardia abnormally slow heart rate
echocardiogram the ultrasound record of the heart structure and motion
electrocardiograph the instrument for recording electric currents of the heart
electrocardiography the study and interpretation of the recording of electric currents of the heart
phonocardiogram recording of the heart sounds
precordial relating to the chest leads V1-V6
sinoatrial relating to the sinus of the vena cava of the right atrium
tachycardia abnormally fast heart rate
artifacts incidental recordings due to technique
baseline horizontal plane representing no electric charge
bipolar 2 electrodes on different regions contributing to a lead
conduction transmitting electricity
depolarization discharge of electrical activity that proceeds contraction
electrolyte a compound in solution that conducts electricity
fibrillation random and ineffective contraction of the heart causing it to neither fill or empty properly
PAC premature atrial contractions
repolarization return to polarization after a depolarized state; return to rest
standardization test to document a machine's compliance
electrode sensor that detects electrical charges
interval time between beginning of one phase and the beginning of the next phase
wave deviations up or down from zero
segment time from the end of one phase to the beginning of the next phase
Einthoven's triangle imaginary equilateral triangle with the heart in the center and equal sides representing the 3 standard limb leads of the electrocardiogram
holter monitor technique for long term continuous recording of electrocardiographic signals
Created by: everest