Chapter 12

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Chapter 12
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Cardiopulmonary Procedures
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  1. Refers to amount, extent, size, abundance, or fullness.
    Amplitude
  2. Additional electrical activity picked up by the electrocardiograph that interferes with the normal appearance of the ECG cycles.
    Artifact
  3. Buildup of fibrous plaques of fatty deposits and cholesterol on the inner walls of the coronary arteries.
    Atherosclerosis
  4. The flat horizontal line that separetes the various waves of the ECG cycle.
    Baseline
  5. One complete heartbeat.
    Cardiac cycle
  6. An irregular heart rhythm; also termed arrhythmia.
    Dysrhythmia
  7. The graphic representation of a heartbeat.
    ECG cycle
  8. The graphic representation of the electrical activity of the heart.
    Electrocardiogram (ECG)
  9. The instrument used to record the electrical activity of the heart.
    Electrocardiograph
  10. A condutor of electricity, which is use to promote contact between the body and the electrocardiograph.
    Electrode
  11. A chemical substance that promotes conduction of an electrical current.
    Electrolyte
  12. The length of a wave or the length of a wave with a segment.
    Interval
  13. Deficiency of blood in a body part.
    Ischemia
  14. Refers to an ECG that is within normal limits.
    Normal sinus rhythm
  15. The portion of the ECG between two waves.
    Segment
  16. An instrument for measuring air taken into and expelled from the lungs.
    Spirometer
  17. Measurement of an individual's breathing capacity by means of a spirometer.
    Spirometry

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