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Terminology in Cardiology - I

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Incompetence: - re valves indicates a valve which allows regurgitation – backflow of blood.

Infarction: - cell death due to anoxia.

 Intravascular Echocardiography: - echocardiography used in cardiac catheterization.

Invasive procedure: - a procedure, test or surgery that involves going through the skin or muscle or into a vein or artery, such as a Cardiac Catheterization.

Ischemia: - reduced oxygen supply - in the heart generally refers to reduced blood supply due to plaque blockage in the coronary arteries.

Ischemic Heart Disease: - a disease characterized by reduced blood supply to the heart.

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