V Fib (Ventricular Fibrillation)
V Tach (Ventricular Tachycardia)
A membranous fold in a canal or passage, which prevents the reflux of the
contents passing through it.
Pertaining to blood vessels or indicative of a copious blood supply.
The arterioles decrease in diameter restricting blood flow to an organ or
portion of the body.
The arterioles increase in diameter allowing more blood flow.
Vessel carrying dark red (unaerated) blood to the heart, except for the
pulmonary vein -- which carries oxygenated blood.
A procedure, in which, a section of a vein is taken from one part of the
body to replace or replace a diseased blood vessel in another body area. The
most common vein harvested for bypass surgery is the saphenous vein (in the
Vena Cava (Venae Cavae - Plural)
The large vein(s) collecting the venous return from the head, neck and
shoulders (superior vena cava) and the legs and gut (inferior vena cava)
draining into the right atrium of the heart.
A small cavity or chamber, as in the brain or heart.
Right Ventricle—The lower chamber of the right side of the heart which pumps
venous blood through the pulmonary trunk and arteries to the capillaries of
Left Ventricle—The lower chamber of the left side of the heart which pumps
arterial blood through the aorta for distribution to the peripheral tissues.
An arrhythmia characterized by fibrillary contractions of the ventricular
muscle due to rapid repetitive excitation of myocardial fibers without
coordinated contraction of the ventricle.
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