Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI)
High-resolution imaging technique that is performed without use of
radiation or injection of contrast medium. Valuable for obtaining images of
the heart, large blood vessels, brain and soft tissues.
Region surrounding nipple and breast.
Relating to the middle or center, nearer to the median or midsagittal
Minimally Invasive Bypass Surgery
A less invasive procedure than traditional bypass surgery to create a
path for blood to flow around a clogged artery usually performed without use
of the heart-lung machine.
Referring to the bicuspid valve separating the left atrium and ventricle
to prevent back flow into the atrium during ventricular systole.
Disease in two or more of the coronary arteries.
Myocardial Infarction (MI) (Heart Attack)
Damage to the heart muscle caused by occlusion of one or more of the
Acute MI—An acute process of
myocardial ischemia with sufficient severity and duration to result in
permanent myocardial damage.
The deficiency of blood supply to the heart due to the obstruction or
constriction of coronary arteries.
The muscular wall of the heart located between the inner endocardial
layer and the outer epicardial layer.
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