Glossary Overview

(translations assisted by Wikipedia contributors and www.uptodate.com patient-information)

12-lead ECG

An ECG provides a picture of the electrical activity that causes the heart to beat…read more

ambulatory care

is a personal health care delivered on an outpatient basis… read more

Ambulatory cardiac rehabilitation

is a rehabilitation programm an outpatient basis… read more

Angiology

is the medical specialty which studies the diseases of the circulatory system… read more

Angioplasty (PCI)

is a procedure that uses a flexible plastic catheter with a balloon at the end to dilate narrowed arteries… read more

Aortic Valve

is one of the 4 valves of the heart. Normally it keeps blood flowing from the left ventricle to the body … read more

Arrhythmias

is an irregular heart rate that is a common problem…read more

Artery

are blood vessels that carry oxygenated blood away from the heart… read more

Atrial fibrillation

is the most common heart rhythm problem people have…. read more

Atrial flutter

is a heart problem in which the heart beats much faster than normal….read more

Bradyacardia

is a heart rate of under 60 beats per minute (BPM)… read more

Cardiac catheterization

is a procedure to look for certain heart problems… read more

Cardiac ultrasound

read Echocardiography.

Cardiology

is a medical specialty dealing with disorders of the heart…read more

Cardioversion

is a procedure used to treat an abnormal and rapid heart rhythm… read more

Computed tomography (CT)

is a medical imaging procedure that unses X-rayx to… read more

Coronary heart disease 

is a condition that puts you at risk for heart attack coronary or coronary artery or a vein is called …read more

Coronary arteries/vessels

are arteries that deliver oxygen-rich blood to the heart muscle…read more

Defibrillator (implanted)

is the device used for a common treatment for life-threatening cardiac dysrhythmias … read more

Echocardiography

is a sonogram of the heart …read more

EGG

a way to measure and diagnose abnormal rhythms of the heart…read more

Embolism

are vessel blockages caused by …..read more

Endocarditis

is when a heart valve (or valves) gets inflamed or infected…read more

Exercise ECG

is a well-validated procedure for establishing the diagnosis and prognosis of coronary heart disease…read more

Ergometry

is a well-validated procedure for establishing the diagnosis and prognosis of coronary heart disease…read more

Heart failure

is a condition in which the heart does not pump well… read more

Heart valves

A heart valve normally allows blood flow in only one direction through the heart…read more

ICD (Implantable Cardioverter Defibrillator)

can treat the abnormal heartbeats that can lead to a cardiac arrest. … read more

Mitral valve

keeps blood flowing from the left atrium to the left ventricle…. read more

MRI (Magnetic Resonance (MR) Imaging)

is an important tool in the diagnosis and evaluation of diseases…read more

Pacemaker

can treat an abnormal heart rate….read more

PCI (Angioplasty)

is a procedure that uses a flexible plastic catheter with a balloon at the end to dilate narrowed arteries… read more

Premature beats (PVB and PSVB’s)

are extra beats that happen before a normal heartbeat…. read more

Pulmonary (pulmonic) valve

lies between the right ventricle and the pulmonary artery and lungs…read more

Regurgitation (Valve insufficiencies)

is a condition in which 1 of the valves in the heart leaks…read more

Risk factors

are associated with an increased risk for atherosclerotic plaques in coronary arteries…read more

Stenosis

is an abnormal narrowing in a blood vessel… read more

Stent

is a mesh ‚tube‘ inserted into a natural passage/conduit in the body to counteract flow restriction…read more

Stress echocardiography

enables dynamic evaluation of cardiac structures and functionality … read more

Transesophageal echocardiography

uses your throat and esophagus as a passage way for the ultrasound probe…read more

Tricuspid valve

is on the right dorsal side of the heart…read more

Vein

are blood vessels that carry blood toward the heart…read more

Ventricular tachycardia 

causes your heart to beat much faster than normal… read more

Ventricular Fibrillation

making your heart quiver rather than contract properly …read more

Ventricular Flutter

is an arrhythmia, more specifically a tachycardia affecting the ventricles with a rate over 250-350 beats/min.

Ventricular contractions (PVCs)

Mostly harmless extra beats from the main chamber (ventricle) of the heart… read more

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