Posts Tagged ‘Heart and blood’

Cardiac catheterization

Written by Medicine and Health. Posted in Tests, procedures and surgery

(Coronary Angiography; Coronary Arteriography; Coronary Angiogram)

Cardiac catheterization – Definition

Cardiac catheterization is a test that uses a catheter (tube) and x-ray machine to assess the heart and its blood supply.

Aneurysmectomy

Written by Medicine and Health. Posted in Tests, procedures and surgery

(Aortic Aneurysm Repair/Removal)

Aneurysmectomy – Definition

The aorta is the largest artery in the body. It begins at the heart and runs through the chest and abdomen. Sometimes the walls of the aorta weaken and bulge in one area. An aortic repair is a surgery to create a support for the weakened area.

Ambulatory cardiac monitoring

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(Holter Monitoring; Ambulatory Electrocardiography [EKG])

Ambulatory cardiac monitoring – Definition

Ambulatory cardiac monitoring is a way to watch and record the electrical activity of your heart. It is done as you go about your daily activities. Most of the recording devices are roughly the size of a pager or cell phone.

Automatic cardioverter defibrillator implantation – AICD

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(Implantable cardioverter defibrillators [ICD]; Automatic Implantable Cardioverter Defibrillator [AICD])

AICD – Definition

An implantable cardioverter defibrillator (ICD) is a small battery-operated device that monitors the heart’s rhythm and provides appropriate treatment. Most ICDs have both pacemaker and defibrillator functions. If the heart beats too slowly, the ICD can help the heart beat at a normal pace. If the heart begins to beat in a disorganized way, the device provides a shock to restore a normal rhythm. ICD implantation is the surgical insertion of an ICD.