Anastomosis (Anastomoses - Plural)
1. A natural communication, direct or indirect, between two blood vessels or
other tubular structures. 2. An operative union of two hollow or tubular
A clinical syndrome typically characterized by a deep, poorly localized
chest or arm discomfort that is reproducibly associated with physical
exertion or emotional stress and relieved promptly by rest or sublingual
Angiographically Significant CAD
Coronary artery disease is typically judged "significant" at coronary
angiography if there is at least a 70 percent diameter stenosis of one or
more major epicardial coronary segments or at least a 50 percent diameter
stenosis of the left main coronary artery.
Front of the body or towards the front of the body.
Any agent that inhibits coagulation. (See Heparin and Hirudin.)
The large single artery arising from the left ventricle carrying
oxygenated blood to the systemic circulation.
Of or pertaining to the aorta.
The semilunar valve separating the left ventricle from the aorta that
prevents backflow of blood into the ventricle.
A surgical incision into the aorta.
Any deviation from the normal pattern of the heartbeat. Kinds of arrhythmias
include atrial fibrillation, atrial flutter, heart block, premature atrial
contraction and sinus arrhythmia.
Small muscular vessels that are formed from the small branches of arteries;
the arterioles then branch to form the capillaries.
The process of thickening and loss of elasticity in the walls of arteries.
Any surgical incision into the lumen of an artery, e.g., to remove an
A relatively thick-walled, muscular pulsating blood vessel that carries
blood away from the heart. With the exception of the pulmonary and umbilical
arteries, the arteries convey red or aerated blood to the tissues of the
body ending in small branches.
A form of arteriosclerosis in which atheromas containing cholesterol, lipid
material and lipophages are formed within the intima and inner media of
large and medium-sized arteries.
Of, or referring to, the atrium or atria.
An atrial arrhythmia characterized by rapid randomized contractions of the
atrial myocardium, causing a totally irregular, often rapid ventricular
The small antechamber of the heart which receives blood from the lungs and
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