Busy. Please wait.

show password
Forgot Password?

Don't have an account?  Sign up 

Username is available taken
show password


Make sure to remember your password. If you forget it there is no way for StudyStack to send you a reset link. You would need to create a new account.
We do not share your email address with others. It is only used to allow you to reset your password. For details read our Privacy Policy and Terms of Service.

Already a StudyStack user? Log In

Reset Password
Enter the associated with your account, and we'll email you a link to reset your password.

Remove ads
Don't know
remaining cards
To flip the current card, click it or press the Spacebar key.  To move the current card to one of the three colored boxes, click on the box.  You may also press the UP ARROW key to move the card to the "Know" box, the DOWN ARROW key to move the card to the "Don't know" box, or the RIGHT ARROW key to move the card to the Remaining box.  You may also click on the card displayed in any of the three boxes to bring that card back to the center.

Pass complete!

"Know" box contains:
Time elapsed:
restart all cards

Embed Code - If you would like this activity on your web page, copy the script below and paste it into your web page.

  Normal Size     Small Size show me how

Chapter 12

Cardiopulmonary Procedures

Refers to amount, extent, size, abundance, or fullness. amplitude
Additional electrical activity picked up by the electrocardiograph that interferes with the normal appearance of the ECG cycles. artifact
build up of fibrous plaque of fatty deposits and cholesterol on the inner walls of the coronary arteries atherosclerosis
The flat horizontal line that separates the various waves of the ECG cycle. baseline
One complete heartbeat cardiac cycle
An irregular heart rhythm; also termed arrhythmia. dysrhythmia
The graphic representation of the electrical activity of the heart. (ECG)
the instrument used to record the electrical activity of the heart. electrocardiograph
a conductor of electricity, which is used to promote contact between the body and the electrocardiograph electrode
a chemical substance that promotes conduction of an electrical current electrolyte
the length of a wave or the length of a wave with a segment interval
deficiency of blood in a body part ischemia
refers to an ECG that is within normal limits normal sinus rhythm
the portion of the ECG between two waves segment
an instrument for measuring air taken into & expelled from the lungs spirometer
measurement of an individual's breathing capacity by means of a spirometer spirometry
the graphic representation of the electrical activity of the heart, known as ECG or EKG electrocardiogram
Created by: sashapalmer