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iranye
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BiologyFlashCards
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2012-01-18 18:28:39
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  1. AF
    Atrial Fibrilation: an irregular and often rapid heart rate causing poor blood flow. Atria are mis-coordinated with Ventricles.
  2. Arrythmia
    Occurs when electrical impulses mis-fire, causing the heart to beat too fast, too slow, or irregularly. Often harmless.
  3. Atria
    The heart's two upper chambers
  4. AHA
    American Heart Association
  5. Bigeminy
    When normal sinus beats alternate with premature ventricular beats
  6. Myocardial Ischemia
    Occurs when blood flow to the heart is decreased by a partial or complete blockage of an artery
  7. PVC
    Premature Ventricular Contraction
  8. Sinus Node or Sinoatrial
    The group of cells where the heart's electrical signal begins
  9. Tachycardia
    A heartbeat that is too fast.
  10. Trigeminy
    A cardiac arrhythmia characterized by the occurrence of three heartbeats in a repeating pattern: two normal beats coupled to an ectopic beat, or two ectopic beats coupled to a normal beat
  11. Ventricles
    The heart's two lower chambers
  12. VFL
    Ventricular Flutter

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