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Cardio/Heart Study
« on: July 13, 2013, 03:30:31 PM »
Lets review the material from The Heart/Cardio Chapter to help us study. What did you learn from this chapter?

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Re: Cardio/Heart Study
« Reply #1 on: July 13, 2013, 03:32:51 PM »
 A Pacemaker is a small device that's placed in the chest or abdomen to help control abnormal heart rhythms.

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Re: Cardio/Heart Study
« Reply #2 on: July 13, 2013, 03:33:30 PM »
Bicuspid is most commonly a congenital condition of the aortic valve where two of the aortic valvular leaflets fuse during development resulting in a valve that is bicuspid instead of the normal tricuspid configuration

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Re: Cardio/Heart Study
« Reply #3 on: July 13, 2013, 03:34:16 PM »
Aneurysm is an abnormal widening or ballooning of a portion of an artery due to weakness in the wall of the blood vessel

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Re: Cardio/Heart Study
« Reply #4 on: July 13, 2013, 03:34:59 PM »
Hemorrhage is Bleeding or the abnormal flow of blood

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Re: Cardio/Heart Study
« Reply #5 on: July 13, 2013, 03:35:42 PM »
Ischemic Stroke is death of an area of brain tissue resulting from an inadequate supply of blood and oxygen to the brain due to blockage

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Re: Cardio/Heart Study
« Reply #6 on: July 13, 2013, 03:36:21 PM »
Streptococcus is a bacterium often found in the throat and on the skin

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Re: Cardio/Heart Study
« Reply #7 on: July 13, 2013, 03:36:57 PM »
Rheumatic Fever is an inflammatory disease that may develop after an infection with Streptococcus bacteria

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Re: Cardio/Heart Study
« Reply #8 on: July 13, 2013, 03:37:26 PM »
Congenital Heart Disease refers to a problem with the heart's structure and function due to abnormal heart development before birth

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Re: Cardio/Heart Study
« Reply #9 on: July 13, 2013, 03:38:04 PM »
Congestive Heart Failure is a condition in which the heart can no longer pump enough blood to the rest of the body

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Re: Cardio/Heart Study
« Reply #10 on: July 13, 2013, 03:38:38 PM »
Edema is an abnormal accumulation of fluid beneath the skin or in one or more cavities of the body that produces swelling

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« Reply #11 on: July 13, 2013, 03:39:24 PM »
Embolism is the event of lodging of a detached intravascular mass capable of clogging arterial capillary beds at a site far from its origin into a narrow capillary vessel of an arterial bed which causes a blockage in a distant part of the body.

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Re: Cardio/Heart Study
« Reply #12 on: July 13, 2013, 03:40:28 PM »
Thrombus is a blood clot. It is the scientific word for a blood clot as Ali Issa would say.

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Re: Cardio/Heart Study
« Reply #13 on: July 13, 2013, 03:41:32 PM »
A Stroke occurs when blood flow to a part of the brain stops. A stroke can leave a persons body paralyzed.

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Re: Cardio/Heart Study
« Reply #14 on: July 13, 2013, 03:42:36 PM »
Systemic Circulation is the part of the cardiovascular system which carries oxygenated blood away from the heart to the body, and returns deoxygenated (filthy blood) blood back to the heart.

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« Reply #15 on: July 13, 2013, 03:43:34 PM »
Pulmonary Circulation is the movement of blood from the heart, to the lungs, and back to the heart again

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« Reply #16 on: July 13, 2013, 03:44:11 PM »
Balloon Angioplasty is a method using a balloon-tipped catheter inserted through an artery in the groin or arm to enlarge a narrowing in a coronary artery

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« Reply #17 on: July 13, 2013, 03:44:44 PM »
Angiogram is a medical imaging technique used to visualize the inside, or lumen, of blood vessels and organs of the body

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« Reply #18 on: July 13, 2013, 03:45:25 PM »
EKG is the interpretation of the electrical activity of the heart over a period of time, as detected by electrodes attached to the outer surface of the skin and recorded by a device external to the body

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« Reply #19 on: July 13, 2013, 03:46:01 PM »
Coronary Vein; Any one of the veins that drains blood from the muscular tissue of the heart and empties into the coronary sinus.