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Alcohol and heart disease

Ambu bag

Ambulatory ECG – Holter monitoring

Aneurysm

Angiography

Angioplasty

Anti-platelet drug

Aorta

Aortic valve

Aortic regurgitation – aortic insufficiency

Aortic stenosis

Atrial fibrillation

Atrial septal defect

Automatic external defibrillator

A

Balloon valvotomy

Birth defects of the heart

Blood test to detect heart attack and heart failure

Blood vessels of the heart

Blood pressure and exercise

Body mass index (BMI)

B

Cardiac catheterization laboratory – Cath lab

Cardiac magnetic resonance imaging (CMR – Cardiac MRI)

Cardiomyopathy – heart muscle disease

Clogged blood vessels

Commotio cordis – ventricular fibrillation (cardiac arrest) by direct impact

Complete heart block – CHB

C

Defibrillator

Dilated cardiomyopathy

Drug eluting stents

D

Echocardiography

Electrocardiograph (ECG machine)

Electrical system of the heart

Electrophysiology – EP Study and RF Ablation

Embolism

Exercise and prevention of heart disease

E

Heart attack

Heart disease in children

Heart disease in pregnancy

Heart disease in women

Heart failure

Heart murmur

High blood pressure – Hypertension

H

Infective endocarditis

I

Left bundle branch block – LBBB

L

Mitral valve

Mitral valve prolapse (MVP)

Myocarditis: inflammation of the heart muscle

M

Our wonderful heart

O

Palpitation

Pacemaker (artificial)

Patent ductus arteriosus

Patient alert features in implantable heart devices

Pericarditis

Pharmacological stress test

Pulmonary embolism

Pulmonary hypertension – high pressure in blood vessels of lung

P

Rheumatic fever

Right bundle branch block – RBBB

R

Silent heart attack

Sphygmomanometer – BP apparatus

Stent, coronary

Stopping of blood pressure medications

Stress echocardiography

Skipped beats – missed beats

S

Tetralogy of Fallot

Transesophogeal Echocardiogram (TEE)

Transposition of great arteries

Treadmill test (TMT)

Tricuspid valve

Troponin test

T

Ventricular premature contraction – VPC – PVC – VPB

Ventricular septal defect

Ventricular tachycardia (VT)

Ventricular fibrillation (VF)

V