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Arrhythmia   Abnormality or irregularity in the heart rhythm  
Vertigo   Dizziness  
Tachycardia   Rapid heart beat> 100 bpm  
bradycardia   Slow heart beat< 60 bpm  
Difibrillator   machine used to deliver electroshock to the heart when the heart has stopped beating  
EKG   Electrocardiography  
Artifacts   Unwanted erratic movement picked up on an EKG  
Capillary   Smallest blood vessel  
Murmur   Abnormal heart sound caused by improper closing of the valves  
Pulse   Heartbeat felt through the walls of arteries  
Aorta   largest artery in the body  
Palpitations   Sensations felt in the chest related to arrhythmias  
HTN   hypertension  
SOB   Shortness of breath  
VFib   Ventricular fibrillation  
Infarction   Area of dead tissue  
Angina   Chest pain from temporary difference between the supply and demand of O2 to the heart  
BP   Blood pressure  
EKG leads   placed on the chest to obtain the EKG  
p wave   arterial contraction  
T wave   ventricular contraction subsides  
Baseline   the heart at rest  
QRS   Ventricular contraction  


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