HeartA muscular organ that beats. or contracts. forcing blood through the vessels of the circulatory sytem.
EKGA recording of the electrical activity of the heart during an electrocardiogram, or (EKG or ECG).
Ventricular TachycardiaA type of arrhythmia, or irregular heart rate, in which the heart beats in excess of 100 beats per minute. Ventricular tachycardia is the most common and most severe form.
BradycardiaCommonly called sinus bradycardia, it is a type of arrhythmia in which the heart beats fewer than 60 times a minute, an abnormally slow rate.
Peripheral Artery DiseaseA partial blockage of an artery in the arms or legs. It may be caused by atherosclerosis. When it occurs in a leg, it can lead to leg pain and cramping.
Aortic Valve ReplacementA surgical procedure to replace and damaged or diseased aortic valve; may use an mechanical valve or biological valve.
Da Vinci Surgical SystemA robotically-assisted surgical treatment option. The surgeon operates from a console in a seated position, with eyes and hands in line with the instruments...
NeuronA nerve cell; a healthy brain is made up of millions of these interconnecting cells.
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ChemotherapyA type of treatment that uses strong medicines to stop the growth of cancer cells
AnaphylaxisExaggerated allergic reaction to a substance. Can be life threatening.
Kidney DialysisHemodialysis; A type of dialysis that replaces the work of damaged kidneys by using an articial kidney machine to filter blood.
In Vitro Fertilization (IVF)A highly sophisticated technique used to assist infertile couples in achieving a pregnancy. A hollow needle is used to inject the sperm into the nucleus of the egg.