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Glossary of Terms

A
Ablation
Acetylcholine
ACE Inhibitor
Achalasia
Acidosis
Adenosine
Aerobic Exercise
Akinesis
Alkalosis
Amino Acid
Amniotic fluid embolism
Amyloid
Anastomosis
Anasarca
Anemia
Aneurysm / Aortic Aneurysm
Angina / Angina Pectoris
Angiogram
Angioplasty / Balloon Angioplasty
Angiotensin
Angiotensin-Converting Enzyme Inhibitors (ACE-I)
Angiotensin receptor antagonists (ARB)
Animal Fat
Anoxia
Antibiotics
Antibody
Anticoagulation Clinic
Anticholinergic
Antiseptics
Aorta
Aortic Valve
Aortic Valve Stenosis
Aortic Homograft
Apnea
Arrhythmia
Arteriography
Arteriole
Arteriosclerosis / Atherosclerosis
Artificial Pacemaker
Ascites
Aspiration
Asthma
Asynchronism
Asyneresis
Atelectasis
Atherectomy
Atria / Atrium
Atrial Fibrillation
Atrial Septal Defect (ASD)
Atrioventricular (AV) node
Auscultation
Autograft
Autoimmune
AV Node Ablation

B
Bacterial Endocarditis
Beating Heart Surgery (Off-Pump Coronary Artery Bypass Surgery)
Bigeminal Rhythm
Biopsy
Biventricular Pacemaker / CRT Pacing Device
Biventricular Implantable Cardioverter Defibrillator (ICD)
Blood
Blood Pressure
Blood Types
Bradycardia
Bronchial Tubes
Bronchiectasis
Bronchitis
Bronchopneumonia
Bronchoscope
Bronchoscopy
Bronchus / Bronchi / Bronchioles
Buerger's disease (thromboangiitis obliterans)
Bundle of His
Bypass

C
C-Reactive Protein
Calcium Channel Blockers
Capillary
Carbohydrate
Cardiac
Cardiac Angiography
Cardiac Catheterization
Cardiac Cycle
Cardiac Dilation
Cardiac Hypertrophy
Cardiac Output
Cardiomegaly
Cardiomyopathy
Cardioplegia
Cardiovascular
Cardiovascular Imaging
Cardioversion
Carditis
Carotid Artery
Catheter Ablation
Carotid Sinus
Cell Saver (Intraoperative Cell Salvage Machine)
Central Venous Pressure (CVP)
Cerebrovascular Disease
Chest Drain / Chest Tube
Chest Tube Insertion
Cheyne-Stokes Respiration
Cholesterol
Circulatory System
Claudication
Clubbing
Coarctation
Coarctation of the aorta
Collateral
Congenital
Congenital Defect
Congestive Heart Failure (CHF)
Constrictive Pericarditis
Coronary
Cor Pulmonale
Coronary Arteries
Coronary Artery Bypass Graft (CABG)
Coronary Artery Bypass Surgery
Coronary Artery Disease / Coronary Disease
Coronary Heart Disease
Coronary Occlusion
Creatine Phosphokinase (CPK)
Creatinine
Cross Matching of Blood
Cyanosis / Cyanotic
Cyst
Cystic Fibrosis

D
Decortication
Defibrillator
DeMusset’s Sign
Device Clinic
Diabetes Mellitus
Diaphoresis
Diaphragm
Diastole
Diastolic Pressure
Dietary Fat
Dilate
Disinfection
Dissection of the Aorta (Aortic Dissection)
Dressler’s Syndrome
Dyskinesis / Ventricular Dyskinesis
Dyspnea

E
Echocardiography
Echocardiogram
Ectopic Focus
Edema
Ejection Fraction (EF)
Electrocardiograph
Electrocardiogram
Electrophoresis
Electrophysiology Study
Embolism
Embolus (plural: Emboli)
Emphysema
Endo
Endocarditis
Endocardium
Endoscope
Endothelial Dysfunction Test
Endothelial Peripheral Arterial Tomography (Endo PAT) Test
Endothelium
End-Stage Disease
Epicardium
Estrogen
Etiology
Event Recorder
Exercise Stress Test
Extrasystole

F
Fiber
Fibrillation

G
Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease (GERD)
Genetic Testing

H
HDL Cholesterol
Heart
Heart Attack
Heart Block
Heart-Lung Machine
Heart Murmur
Hemoglobin
Hemorrhage
High Blood Pressure (Hypertension)
Holter Monitor
Homocysteine
Hydrogenation
Hypercholesterolemia
Hyperhidrosis
Hyperlipidemia
Hypertension
Hypoplastic Left Heart Syndrome (HLHS)

I
Implantable Cardioverter-Defibrillator (ICD)
Interstitial Lung Disease
Ischemia

L
Laparoscopy
L-Arginine
LDL Cholesterol
Lipid
Lipoprotein
Lipoprotein (a)
Lobectomy
Low Blood Pressure
Lp-PLA2
Lungs
Leukemia

M
Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI)
Mediastinoscopy
Mediastinum
Metabolic Syndrome
Minimally Invasive Heart Surgery
Mitral Valve
Monounsaturated Fat
Multi Gated Ventriculogram (MUGA)
Myocardial Infarction
Myocarditis
Myocardium

N
Natural Pacemaker
Nitric Oxide
Nitroglycerin

O
Obesity
Occlusion / Arterial Occlusion
Off-Pump Surgery (Beating Heart Surgery)
Omega-3 Fats
Open Heart Surgery

P
Pacemaker
Pacemaker Lead Extraction
Pacemaker Lead Extraction Using Excimer Laser
Pancreatitis
Patent ductus arteriosus
Percutaneous
Pericardial Window
Pericardiectomy
Pericarditis
Pericardium
Permanent Cardiac Pacemaker
Plant-Based Diet
Plaque
Pneumonectomy
Positron Emission Tomography (PET)
Pulmonary
Pulmonary Vein Ablation / Pulmonary Vein Antrum Isolation (PVAI)

R
Refined Starches
Registered Dietitian
Resection
Respiratory Diseases
Risk Factor
Ross Procedure

S
SA Node
Sarcoidosis
Sarcoidosis Cordis
Saturated Fat
Stanols and Sterols
Status Anginosis
Stenosis
Stent
Sternotomy
Stress Exercise Test
Stricture
Systolic Pressure
Survival Rates

T
Tachycardia
Tetralogy of Fallot
Thoracoscopy
Thoracotomy
Thrombosis / Coronary Thrombosis
Thrombus
Tilt Table Test
Total Cholesterol
Trachea
Tracheostomy
Transposition of the great vessels
Treadmill Exercise Test with Peak V02
Triglycerides
Tuberculosis

V
Vagus Nerve
Vascular
Veins
Ventricular Fibrillation

W

White Blood Cells
Whooping Cough / Pertussis

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