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What is a hereditary,chronic hemolytic disease?
Sickle cell anemia
What is the term for apheresis?
Removal
What is lymphadenopathy?
disease of the lymph glands
What is disease of the lymph glands?
lymphadenopathy
What is rapid breathing?
tachypnea
What is the agent that slows the clotting process?
anticoagulant
What is the the surgical puncture to aspirate fluid from the the outer sac of the heart?
pericardiocentesis
What is formation?
-poiesis
What is the condition of a slow heart?
bradycardia
aortic stenosis
narrowing of the aorta
lumen
space within a tubular part or organ
What is the phase in the cardiac cycle in which the ventricles relax between contractions?
diastole
What is enlargement of the spleen?
splenomegaly
thrombus
blood clot
Congestive heart failure
inability of the heart to pump enough blood through the body to supply the tissues and organs
What is an embolus?
blood clot or foreign material, air or fat that enters the blood stream and moves until it lodges
What is any disturbance or abnormality in the hearts normal rhythmic pattern?
dysrhythmia
What is an angioplasty?
surgical repair of a blood vessel
What is a sphygmonmanometer?
device used for measuring arterial bloos pressure
echocardiogram
record of the electrical activity of the heart
hematocrit
separated blood
Vasodilator
Agent or nerve that enlarges the blood vessels
intracoronary thrombolytic therapy
an injection of an intravenous medication to dissolve blood clots in coronary vessels
CABG
Coronary artery bypass graft
CCU
Coronary care unit
Hgb
Hemoglobin
prothrombin time
PT
SPECT
The abbreviation for a nuclear medicine scan that visualizes the heart from several different angles
The procedure in which a balloon is passed through a blood vessel to the area in which the plaque is formed is called?
Percutaneous transluminal coronary angioplasty
The term that mean abnormal reduction in the number of blood cells is?
Hematocytopenia