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Terminology in Cardiology

Terminology in Cardiology - A

A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z Ablation: - Surgical or catheter scarring of cardiac tissue. Accessory Pathway: - Alternative connecting pathway between the atrium and the ventricle besides the bundle of His
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Terminology in Cardiology - B

A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z Base (of the Heart): - Top of the heart located in the 4th intercostals space. Beta stimulation: - responses come from adrenergic = sympathetic stimulation, first...
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Terminology in Cardiology - C

A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z Calcium Ion Channel: - Part of the sarcoplasmic reticulum enlarged in the heart where Ca2+ can efflux and/or influx rapidly to allow for contraction of...
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Terminology in Cardiology - D

A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z Defibrillation: - the process of depolarizing the whole heart and creating an asystole in order to re-establish a sinus rhythm. Defibrillator: - An electronic device used...
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Terminology in Cardiology - E

A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z Echocardiogram: - A study using high-frequency sound waves to picture or visualize the heart chambers, the thickness of the muscle wall, the heart valves and...
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Terminology in Cardiology - F

A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z Fascicle (with respect to the heart): - one of three parts of the bundle branches to depolarize the ventricles. Fibrillation: - rapid irregular contractions of the heart...
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Terminology in Cardiology - G

A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z...
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Terminology in Cardiology - H

A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z Heart Attack: - (myocardial infarction) is the sudden interruption or insufficiency of the supply of blood to the heart, typically resulting from occlusion or obstruction...
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Terminology in Cardiology - I

A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z Incompetence: - re valves indicates a valve which allows regurgitation – backflow of blood. Infarction: - cell death due to anoxia.  Intravascular Echocardiography: - echocardiography used in...
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Terminology in Cardiology - J

A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z Junction: - as in atrioventricular junction between the atria and the ventricles - allows the impulse to go from the atria to the ventricles, and...
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