Heart Attack (Myocardial Infartction – MI)
Scarring, or death, of the heart muscle due to lack of oxygen.
Oxygen-rich blood is blocked by a blood clot in a coronary artery, usually
due to plaque-related narrowing of the artery.
An interference with the normal conduction of electric impulses that
control activity of the heart muscle. Heart block usually is defined as to
the location of the block and the type.
A normal noise produced within the heart during the cardiac cycle that
can be heard over the pericardium and may reveal abnormalities in cardiac
structure or function.
Instability of the blood pressure.
The study of the movements of the blood and of the forces concerned therein.
The red pigmented complex protein found in the red blood cells that
functions to carry oxygen and carbon dioxide.
The cessation of bleeding through normal coagulation or by surgical
A negatively charged polysaccharide normally found in lung or gut mucosa
that naturally prolongs the time it takes blood to clot by catalyzing
Characterized by increased or excessive blood pressure. Hypertension is
the most powerful and potent risk factor for stroke.
Temperature above normal.
Decreased blood flow to an organ or tissue such as in shock.
Characeterized by decreased or lower than normal blood pressure.
Excessive and prolonged blood pressure reductions may lead to watershed
A body temperature significantly below 98.6°F (37°C).
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