Glossary

A

Ablation
ACS Inhibitor
Aerobic Exercise
Ambulatory Monitors
Anemia
Aneurysm
Angina
Angiogenesis
Angioplasty
Angiotensin-Converting Enzyme Inhibitors (ACE inhibitors)
Angiotensin II Receptor Blockers (ARBs)
Annulus
Anomalous Coronary Artery
Antiarrhythmic
Anticoagulant
Antihypertensive
Antioxidant
Aorta
Aortic Insufficiency
Aortic Valve
Aortic Valve Replacement
Aortic Valve Homograft
Aortic Valve Repair
Arrhythmia
Arterial Grafting
Arteries
Atherectomy (Directional Coronary Atherectomy or DCA)
Atherosclerosis 
Atria
Atrial Fibrillation (AF)
Atrial Flutter
Atrial Myxoma
Atrial Septal Defect
Atrioventricular (AV) Node
         Atrium          


B

 Balloon Angioplasty (Percutaneous Transluminal Coronary Angioplasty or PTCA)
Batista Procedure
Beta-Blocker
Bicuspid Valve
Biopsy
Blood Pressure
Body Mass Index (BMI)
Bradycardia
Bundle Branch
Bundle Branch Block   


C

Calcium-Channel Blocker
Capillaries
Carbohydrate
Carbon Dioxide
Cardiac Arrest
Cardiac Catheterization
Cardiac Output
Cardiac Rehabilitation
Cardiologist
Cardiomyopathy
Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR)
Cardiovascular
Cardioversion
Catheter
Chest X-ray (CXR, chest film)
Cholesterol
Chordae Tendinae
Clubbing
Coarctation of the Aorta
Collateral Blood Vessels
Commissurotomy
Complex Carbohydrates
Congenital Heart Defects
Congestive Heart Failure (CHF or heart failure)
Constrictive Pericarditis
Coronary Arteries
Coronary Artery Disease (atherosclerosis)
Coronary Spasm
Cyanosis


D

Defibrillator
Diabetes
Diastolic Blood Pressure
Dilated Cardiomyopathy
Dilatation
Diuretic
Dobutamine Stress Echocardiogram (Dobutamine echo)
Durable Medical Equipment
Dyspnea


Echocardiography
Echocardiogram
ECMO(Extracorporeal Membrane Oxygenation)
Edema
Ejection Fraction (EF)
Electrocardiogram (ECG, EKG)
Electrophysiology (EP) Study
Embolus
Endocarditis
Enhanced External Counterpulsation (EECP)
Event Monitor (Loop recorder)
Exercise Stress Echocardiogram (Stress Echo)
Exercise Stress Test

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