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CYANOSIS
SLIGHTLY BLUE-GREY DISCOLORATION OF THE SKIN DUE TO REDUCED AMOUNTS OF HEMOGLOBIN IN THE BLOOD.
STENOSIS
CONSTRICTION OR NARROWING OF A PASSAGEWAY.
ARRHYTHMIA
IRREGULAR OR LOSS OF RHYTHM OF THE HEARTBEAT.
CARDIOPULMONARY
PERTAINING TO THE HEART AND LUNGS.
MYOCARDIAL
PERTAINING TO THE HEART MUSCLES.
BIFURCATION
A SEPERATION INTO TWO BRANCHES; THE POINT OF FORKING.
FEMORAL-POPLITEAL BYPASS
IMPLANTATION OF AN ARTIFICIAL OR AUTOGENOUS GRAFT INTO THE FEMORAL AND POPITEAL ARTERIES FOR TREATMENT OF ARTERIOSCLEROTIC DISEASE OF THE FEMORAL ARTERY.
SEPTUM
A WALL DIVIDING TWO CAVITIES, SUCH AS THE CHAMBERS OF THE HEART.
CANNULA
A TUBE OR SHEATH ALLOWING THE ESCAPE OF FLUID.
THROMBOSIS
A BLOOD CLOT THAT OBSTRUCTS A BLOOD VESSEL OR A CAVITY OF THE HEART.
PREMATURE VENTRICULAR CONTRACTION (PVC)
A CARDIAC ARRYTHMIA CHARACTERIZED BY A VENTRICULAR BEAT PRECEDING THE EXPECTED ELECTRICAL IMPULSE; MAY BE A PRECURSOR OF VENTRICULAR TACHYCARDIA OF FIBRILLATION.
PLAQUE
A PATCH OF ATHEROSCLEROSIS CONSISTING OF CHOLESTEROL, LIPIDS, AND CELLULAR DEBRIS WHICH FORMS IN THE INNER LAYERS OF THE WALLS OF ARTERIES.
FIBRILLATION
RAPID, TREMULOUS, INEFFECTUAL CONTRACTIONS OF THE HEART.
TUNICA INTIMA
INNER LINING OF AN ARTERY
ABDOMINAL AORTIC ANEURYSMECTOMY WITH GRAFT
REMOVAL OF AN ABDOMINAL AORTIC ANEURYSM AND THE INSERTION OF A SYNTHETIC PROTHESIS TO RESTORE CONTINUITY.
PALLIATIVE
SERVING TO RELIVE OR ALLEVIATE, WITHOUT CURING.
EXTACORPOREAL
OUTSIDE OF THE BODY.
CAROTID ENDARTERECTOMY
REMOVAL OF ARTERIOSCLEROTIC PLAQUE FROM AN OBSTRUCTED CAROTID ARTERY IN ORDER TO RESTORE CIRCULATION.
ARTERIAL EMBOLECETOMY
REMOVAL OF A BLOOD CLOT FROM AN ARTERY USING AN EMBOLECTOMY CATHETER IN ORDER TO RESTORE CIRCULATION TO THE PART SUPPLIED BY THE ARTERY.
AORTIC-ILIAC BYPASS
INPLANTATION OF A SYNTHETIC BIFURCATED GRAFT FROM THE AORTA TO THE ILIAC ARTERIES TO BYPASS SECTIONS OCCLUDED BY ATHEROSCLEROTIC PLAQUE.
ENDOCARDIAL
WITHIN THE HEART OR ARISING FROM THE INNER LINING OF THE HEART.
DEFIBRILLATION
STOPPING FIBRILLATION OF THE HEART THROUGH THE USE OF DRUGS OR BY PHYSICAL OR ELECTRICAL MEANS.
VASOCONSTRICTION
NARROWING OF THE CALIBER OF BLOOD VESSELS.
OCCLUSION
THE ABNORMAL CLOSURE OF A PASSAGEWAY.
EMBOLUS
A MASS OF UNDISSOLVED MATTER PRESENT IN OR TRAVELING THROUGH A BLOOD VESSEL, USUALLY AN ARTERY.