med. term. 7 diagnostic tests and procedures.txt
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what is a bruit?
an abnormal heart sound
what is a gallop?
an abnormal heart sound that mimics a horse
what is a intracardiac electrophysiological study?
uses a catheter-guided electrode to evaluate the map the electrical conduction of cardiac arrhythmias
what is intracardiac catheter ablation?
use of radio frequency waves sent through a cathetor to destroy myocardial tissue that creates abnormal electrical pathways
what is ejection fraction?
the measurement of the volume of stuff is projected out of the left ventricle
What is an echocardiography (ECHO)?
recording sound wves th rough the heart to evaluate structure
What is a stress echocardiogram?
echocardiogram of the heart during physical exercise
What is a doppler sonography?
an ultrasound technique used to evaluate blood flow to check for a DVT
what is an angiography?
an x-ray of a blood vessel after injection of contrast medium
what is a coronary angiogram?
an x-ray of the blood vessels of the heart
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