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Vessel Surgical Repair
Screens for peripheral arterial disease (PAD) by measuring the blood pressure at the ankle and in the arm. Divide the two systolic blood pressures, the normal ABI is 1.0.
Ankle-brachial index (ABI) test
listening to the heart and movement of the blood in the vessels with a stethescope
invasive procedure used to sample the blood in the chambers of the heart to determine the oxygen content and blood pressure in the chambers.
an unusual strong, rapid, or irregular heart rate that is so abnormal that the individual “can feel” it.
When the heart is at rest
device placed over arteries to magnify the sound of blood flow.
the picture produced during an electrocardiograph of the heart action
Material floating in the blood
inside artery excision (opening the artery and cleaning out the plaque).
Loss of circulating blood volume
wild and uncoordinated heart rhythm
Blood in the chest cavity
condition of developing muscle cramps that are relieved with rest and increase with activity.
Lack of oxygen
Inner open space of width
Abnormal sound in the heart of vascular system
to pour through or supply with blood
Fatty cholesterol containing deposits.
When the heart beats
Rapid heart beat
Blood clot attached to a vein or artery