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defibrillator
in order to restore normal heart rhythm, an electrical device called a defibrillator is applied to the chest wall
digoxin
a drug that slows the heart rate to treat atrial fibrillation
ICD (implantable cardioverter/defibrillator)
implanted in the chest to sense arrythmias and then to correct them
cardiac arrest
sudden stoppage of heart movement
palpatations
uncomfortable sensations in the chest associated with different types of arrhythmias
Heart-lung machine
ECHMO
trans-catheter closure
a clamshell device is threaded through the blood via a catheter into the heart and into a septal defect where it is fixed into place to block a hole
thrombotic occlusion
blocking of the cornorary artery by a clot
infarction
dead myocardial tissue
PTCA (percutaneous transluminal cornorary angioplasty)
catheterization with balloons and stents open clogged cornorary arteries
petechiae
pinpoint hemorrhages
bruit
abnormal sound or murmur heard on ausculation
thrill
vibration felt on palpatation of the chest
cardiac tamponade
compression of the heart by collection of fluid
coarctation
narrowing
carotid
neck
femoral
thigh
popliteal
back of the knee
intermittent claudication
absence of pain or discomfort in a leg at rest but pain, tension and weakness after walking has begun
hemorrhoids
piles