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8 Cards in this Set

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cardioversion (defibrillation)
very brief discharges of electricity, applied across the chest to stop arrthymias
cornorary artery bypass graft (CABG)
arteries and veins are anastomosed to cornorary arteries to detour around blockages
surgical removal of the diseased inner layers of an artery
extracorporeal circulation
a heart-lung machine diverts blood from the heart and lungs while the heart is being repaired
heart transplantation
a donor heart is trasnferred to a recipient
percutaneous cornorary intervention (PCI)
a balloon-tipped catheter is inserted into a cornorary artery to open the artery; stents are then put into place
expandable slotted tubes that serve as permanent scaffolding devices
thrombolytic therapy
druge to dissolve clots are injected into the bloodstream of patients with cornorary thrombosis