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25 Cards in this Set

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The cessation of breathing.
Blood Gases
A diagnostic study to determine the exchange of gases in the blood.
Cardiac Monitor
Monitor of heart function, providing visual and audible record of heartbeat.
Cardiac Monitor Technician (CMT)
A person who observes the cardiac monitors - often a health unit coordinator cross-trained to this position.
Echoencephalogram (EchoEG)
A graphic recording that indicates (by sound waves) the position of the brain within the skull.
Electrocardiogram (EKG or ECG)
A graphic recording produced by the electric impuses of the heart.
Electroencephalogram (EEG)
A graphic recording of the elecric impulses of the brain.
Electrophysiological Study (EPS)
An invasive measure of electrical activity.
Electromyogram (EMG)
A record of muscle contraction produced by electrical stimulation.
The visualization of a body cavity or hollow organ by means of an endoscope.
Gastrointestinal (GI) Study
A diagnostic study related to the gastrointestinal system. GI studies are also performed in the endoscopy department.
Holter Monitor
A portable device that records the hearts electrical activity and produces a continuous EKG tracing over a specified period.
Invasive Cardiac Study
A method of studying the heart by making an entry into the body, such as placing a cardiac catheter into a blood vessel.
Invasive Procedure
A procedure in which the body cavity is entered by use of a tube, device, or even ionizing radiation.
A chronic ailment consisting of recurrent attacks of drowsiness and sleep during the daytime.
Nerve Conduction Studies (NCS)
This study measures how well individual nerves can transmit electrical signals (often performed with an electromyogram).
Noninvasive Procedure
A procedure that does not require entering the body, including puncturing the skin.
Noninvasive Cardiac Study
A method of studying the heart without enetering the body to perform the procedue.
Obstructive Sleep Apnea (OSA)
The cessation of breathing during sleep.
An electronic device, either temporary or permanent, that regulates the pace of the heart when the heart is incapable of doing it.
The recording of changes in the size of a part as altered by the circulation of blood in it.
Radiopaque Catherter
A catherter coated with a substance that does not allow the passage of x-rays, thus allowing the movement of the catherter to be followed on the viewing screen.
Rhythm Strip
A cardiac study that demonstrates the waveform produced by electric impulses from the electrocardiogram.
A study to measure the body's lung capacity and function.
The transmission of data electronically to a distant location.