Medical, Surgical Procedures

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Medical, Surgical Procedures
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2014-07-09 21:49:01
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  1. angioplasty, coronary angioplasty
    endovascular procedure(under x-rays visualization) that widens or opens blocked coronary arteries to restore blood flow to the heart muscle
  2. percutaneous transluminal coronary angioplasty (PTCA)
    angioplasty in which a balloon catheter is inserted and threaded through the femoral or radial artery into the blocked coronary artery that is narrowed because of atherosclerosis
  3. cardioversion, defibrillation
    delivery of brief discharges of electricity that pass across the chest to stop a cardiac arrhythmia and restore normal sinus rhythm
  4. coronary artery bypass graft (CABG), coronary artery bypass surgery
    bypass surgery that creates new routes around narrowed or blocked arteries to allow sufficient blood flow to deliver oxygen and nutrients to the heart muscle
  5. defibrillator
    device designed to administer a defibrillating electric shock to restore normal sinus rhythm
  6. automatic implantable cardioverter-defibrillator (AICD), implantable cardioverter-defibrillator (ICD)
    surgically implanted defibrillator that automatically detects and corrects potentially fatal arrhythmias , such as ventricular fibrillation
  7. automatic external defibrillator (AED)
    portable computerized defibrillator that analyzes the patient’s heart rhythm and delivers an electrical shock to stimulate a heart in cardiac arrest
  8. endarterectomy
    surgical removal of the lining of an artery
  9. carotid endarterectomy
    endarterectomy of an occluded carotid artery
  10. sclerotherapy
    chemical injection into a varicose vein that causes inflammation and formation of fibrous tissue, which closes the vein
  11. valvuloplasty
    plastic or restorative surgery on a heart valve to correct a prolapse or stenosis
  12. lymphangiectomy
    removal of a lymph vessel
  13. bone marrow transplant (BMT)
    infusion (transplantation) of healthy bone marrow stem cells to stimulate blood cell production once the diseased bone marrow is destroyed by radiation or chemotherapy drugs

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