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what is a coronary artery bypass graft? (CABG)
taking a part of a different vein to bypass a clott
what is an anastomosis?
joining of two blood vessels
what is an endarterectomy?
gutting a clogged artery or vein.
what is a transmyocardial revascularization (TMR)?
a laser technique used to open channels in the heart to restore blood flow
what is a percutaneous transluminal coronary angioplasty?
treating a coronary artery by inserting a speacialized catheter with a balloon then inflating the baloon to dilate and open the vessel.
what is cardio version?
termination of tachycardia by medicine or electrical shocks
what is antiangina?
a drug that dilates coronary arteries
what is a cardiotonic?
a drug that increases the force of contractions int he heart
what is a diuretic?
a drug that increases the secretion of urine
what is a hypolipidemic?
a drug that reduces serum fat and cholesterol
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