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acute coronary syndrome (ACS)
a blanket term used to represent any symptoms related to lack of oygen (ischemia) in the heart muscle
acute myocardial infarction (AMI)
pain in the chest, occurring when the blood supply to the heart is reduced and a portion of the heart muscle is not receiving enough oxygen
aneurysm
the dilation or ballooning of a weakened section of the wall of an artery
angina pectoris
pain in the chest, occuring when the blood supply to the heart is reduced and a portion of the heart muscle is not receiving enough oxygen
apnea
no breathing
asystole
a condition in whicih the heart has ceased generating electrical impulses
bradycardia
when the heart rate is slow, usually below 60 beats per minute
cardiac compromise
a blanket term that referes to a heart problem with a rapid onset
cardiovascular system
the heart and the blood vessels
congestive heart failure (CHF)
the failure of the heart to pump efficiently, leading to excessive blood or fluids in the lungs, the body, or both
coronary artery disease(CAD)
diseases that affect the arteries of the heart
dyspnea
shortness of breath, labored or difficult breathing
dysrhythmia
a disturbance in heart rate and rhythm
edema
swelling resulting from a build-up of fluid in the tissues
embolism
blockage of a vessel by a clot or foreign material brough to the site by the blood current
nitroglycerin (NTG)
a medication that dilates the blood vessels
occlusion
blockage, as of an artery by fatty deposits
pedal edema
accumulation of fluid in the feet or ankles
pulmonary edema
accumulation of fluid in the lungs
sudden death
a cardiac arrest that occurs within 2 hrs of the onset of symptoms; patient may have no prior symptoms of coronary artery disease
tachycardia
when the heart rate is fast, above 100 beats per minute
thrombus
a clot formed of blood and plaque attatched to the inner wall of an artery or vein
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