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Glossary of Terms

A

Abdominal Exam
Ablation
ACE Inhibitor
Acetylcholine
Achalasia
Allograft
Allotransplantation
Anastomosis
Anemia
Anesthetic
Aneurysm / Aortic Aneurysm
Angina / Angina Pectoris
Angiogram
Angioplasty / Balloon Angioplasty
Antibiotics
Antibody
Anticoagulant
Anticoagulation Clinic
Antiseptics
Aorta
Aortic Dissection
Aortic Valve
Aortic Homograft
Arrhythmia
Arteriosclerosis / Atherosclerosis
Arteritis
Artery
Artificial Pacemaker
Aspiration
Asthma
Atelectasis
Atherectomy
Atrial Fibrillation
Atrial Septal Defect (ASD)
Autograft
AV Node
AV Node Ablation

B

Bacterial Endocarditis
Beating Heart Surgery (Off-Pump Coronary Artery Bypass Surgery)
Biopsy
Biventricular Pacemaker / CRT Pacing Device
Biventricular Implantable Cardioverter Defibrillator (ICD)
Blood
Blood Pressure
Blood Types
Bradycardia
Bronchial Tubes
Bronchiectasis
Bronchitis
Bronchopneumonia
Bronchoscope
Bronchoscopy
Bronchus / Bronchi / Bronchioles
Bypass

C

Capillaries
Cardiac
Cardiac Catheterization
Cardiac Dilation
Cardiac Hypertrophy
Cardioplegia
Cardiovascular Imaging
Carditis
Carotid Artery
Catheter
Catheter Ablation
Cell Saver (Intraoperative Cell Salvage Machine)
Cerebral Vascular Accident (CVA)
Cerebrovascular Disease
Chest Drain / Chest Tube
Chest Tube Insertion
Cholesterol
Circulatory System
Chronic Hyperglycemia
Claudication
Collateral
Computerized Tomography (CT) Scan
Congenital
Congestive Heart Failure (CHF)
Constrictive Pericarditis
Coronary
Coronary Artery Bypass Graft (CABG)
Coronary Artery Bypass Surgery
Coronary Artery Disease / Coronary Disease
Cross Matching of Blood
Cyanosis
Cyst
Cystic Fibrosis

D

Decortication
Deep Vein Thrombosis
Device Clinic
Diaphragm
Disinfection
Doppler
Dyspnea

E

Echocardiogram
Ejection Fraction (EF)
Electrocardiograph
Electrocardiogram
Electrophysiology Study
Embolectomy/Thrombectomy
Embolism
Embolus (plural: Emboli)
Emphysema
Endarterectomy
Endo
Endocarditis
Endocardium
Endoleak
Endoscope
Endovascular
End-Stage Disease
Event Recorder
Exercise Stress Test
Extracorporeal Membrane Oxygenation (ECMO)

F

Femoral Artery
Fibrillation

G

Gangrene
Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease (GERD)
Genetic Testing
Grafts/Bypass

H

Heart
Heart Block
Heart-Lung Machine
Heart Murmur
Hemoglobin
Hemorrhage
High Blood Pressure (Hypertension)
Holter Monitor
Hyperhidrosis
Hypertension
Hypoplastic Left Heart Syndrome (HLHS)

I

Iliac Arteries
Implantable Cardioverter-Defibrillator (ICD)
Infrarenal
Interstitial Lung Disease
Invasive
Ischemia

L

Laparoscopy
Laser Therapy
Lobectomy
Low Blood Pressure
Lower Extremity Arterial Disease
Lumen
Lungs
Leukemia

M

Magnetic Resonance Imaging
Marfan's Syndrome
Maze Procedure
Mediastinoscopy
Mediastinum
Mesothelioma
Metabolic Syndrome
Minimally Invasive Heart Surgery
Mitral Valve
Multi Gated Ventriculogram (MUGA)
Myocarditis
Myocardium

N

Natural Pacemaker
Non-Invasive

O

Occlusion / Arterial Occlusion
Off-Pump Surgery (Beating Heart Surgery)
Open Heart Surgery

P

Pacemaker
Pacemaker Lead Extraction
Pacemaker Lead Extraction Using Excimer Laser
Paralysis
Percutaneous
Pericardial Window
Pericardiectomy
Pericarditis
Pericardium
Peripheral Vascular Disease (PVD)
Peritoneum
Permanent Cardiac Pacemaker
Plaque
Platelets
Pneumonectomy
Polyunsaturated Fat
Pulmonary
Pulmonary Vein Ablation / Pulmonary Vein Antrum Isolation (PVAI)

R

Renal Arteries
Resection
Respiratory Diseases
Rest Pain
Retroperitoneal
Ross Procedure

S

SA Node
Sarcoidosis
Sarcoidosis Cordis
Saturated Fat
Sepsis
Sign
Stanols and Sterols
Staple
Stenosis
Stent
Sternotomy
Stricture
Stroke
Survival Rates
Suture
Symptom
Systolic Blood Pressure

T

Tachycardia
Takayasu's Arteritis/Takayasu Disease
Tetralogy of Fallot
Thoracoscopy
Thoracotomy
Thrombosis / Coronary Thrombosis
Thrombolytic Therapy
Thrombus (Embolus)
Tilt Table Test
Total Cholesterol
Trachea
Tracheostomy
Transient Ischemic Attack (TIA)
Treadmill Exercise Test with Peak V02
Tuberculosis

U

Ulcer
Ultrasound

V

Vagus Nerve
Veins
Ventilator
Ventricular Fibrillation

W

White Blood Cells
Whooping Cough / Pertussis

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