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Patent
open and unblocked
prophylaxis
preventive measure or technique/destroy or prevent entry of infectious organisms
SA node
pacemaker of heart
ductus venosus
how blood in the umbilical cord gets to the fetus' heart
ductus arteriosus
blood in the pulmonary arteries is shunted to the aorta through this vessel
aneurysm
widened blood vessel
embolism
plug
hemangio-
blood vessel
phlebo-
vein
sphygmo-
-sphyxia
pulse
thrombo-
clot
angioplasty
balloon stretches out narrowed artery
regurgitation
backflow of blood
insufficiency
failure of valves to close fully
myxoma
tumor of the mucous connective tissue in the heart
bruit
murmur sound
coarctation
narrowing of a vessel, especially the aorta
ICD
implantable battery-powered defibrillator
MVP
murmur of the mitral valve going into the left atrium
patent ductus arteriosus
if it fails to close after birth, blood will flow from aorta to pulmonary artery
tetralogy of Fallot
four congenital anomalies
Stokes-Adams syndrome
fainting due to decreased blood flow to the brain
cardiac enzymes
troponin T and I and creatine kinase
scintigraphy
injection and detection of isotopes to image parts of body to identify function and disease
cardioversion
restoring normal rhythm of the heart
commissurotomy
separating leaflets of the mitral valve
litigation and stripping
tying and removal of vericose veins
ACE inhibitors
decrease blood pressure
beta and calcium channel blockers
treat/manage angina, hypertension, and ventricular arrhythmias
statins
reduce LDL, increase HDL