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BP
Blood Pressure
CPR
Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation
ECG / EKG
Electrocardiogram
MI
Myocardial Infarction (Heart attack)
Atri/o
Atrium
Angi/o
Vessel
Aort/o
Aorta
Arteri/o
Artery
Ven/o
Vein
Cardi/o
Heart
Coron/o
Crown, Heart
Hem/o
Blood
Hemat/o
Blood
Ventricul/o
Ventricle
Brady
Slow
Tachy
Fast
-Megaly
Enlargement
-Sclerosis
Hardening
Diastole
the period of relaxation of the heart, alternating with the contraction phase know as systole
Systole
the contraction phase of the heart beat forcing blood into the aorta and the pulmonary arteries
Ischemia (Coronary artery disease CAD)
Decreased supply of oxygenated blood to a body part or organ
Angina
Severe pain and constriction about the heart, usually radiating to the left shoulder and down the left arm.
Hypertension
Blood pressure above 140/90. Normal BP is 120/80.
Infarction
A localized area of necrosis in tissue, a vessel, an organ, or a part, resulting from a lack of oxygen due to interrupted blood flow to the area.
Cholesterol HDL
(High Density Lipoprotein)
Cholesterol LDL
(Low Density Lipoprotein)
Cholesterol Triglycerides
consists of fatty acids and glycerol
Angioplasty
Surgery to open or widen an obstructed blood vessel
Cardiac Enzyme Test
A battery of tests that are performed on samples of blood obtained by venipuncture to determine the presence of damage to the myocardial (heart) muscle.
Echocardiogram
A diagnostic ultrasound picture of the structure and motion of the heart.
Electrocardiogram
A graphic record of the electrical action of the heart as reflected from various angles to the surface of the skin
Arrythmia
Any deviation from the normal pattern of the heart beat.
Stress Test
A medical test that indirectly reflects arterial blood flow to the heart during physical exercise.
Holter Monitoring
A small portable monitoring device that makes prolonged electrocardiograph recordings on a portable tape recorder
Bypass surgery or CABG (Coronary Artery Bypass Graph)
Vein harvesting, bypassing diseased artery with a new healthier artery.