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  • Surgery

    Angioplasty and stent placement - carotid artery

    You have an artery on each side of your neck called the carotid artery. This artery brings needed blood to your brain and face. The blood flow in this artery can become partly or totally blocked by fatty material called plaque. A partial blockage is called carotid artery stenosis (narrowing). A ...

  • Surgery

    Angioplasty and stent placement - heart

    Coronary artery stent

    Angioplasty is a procedure to open narrowed or blocked blood vessels that supply blood to the heart. These blood vessels are called the coronary arteries. A coronary artery stent is a small, metal mesh tube that expands inside a coronary artery. A is often placed during or immediately after ...

  • Surgery

    Cardiac ablation procedures

    Ablate means “to destroy.” Cardiac ablation is a procedure that is used to destroy small areas in your heart that may be causing your . During the procedure, small wires called electrodes are placed inside your heart to measure your heart’s electrical activity. These electrodes may ...

  • Test

    Cardiac catheterization

    Coronary artery stent

    Cardiac catheterization involves passing a thin flexible tube (catheter) into the right or left side of the heart, usually from the groin or the arm.

  • Test

    Coronary angiography

    Coronary angiography is performed to detect obstruction in the coronary arteries of the heart. During the procedure a catheter (thin flexible tube) is inserted into an artery in your arm or groin and then threaded carefully into the heart. The blood vessels of the heart are then studied by injection of contrast media through the catheter. A rapid succession of X-rays (fluoroscopy) is taken to view blood flow.

    Coronary angiography is a procedure that uses a special dye (contrast material) and x-rays to see how blood flows through the arteries in your heart.

  • Disease

    Coronary heart disease

    Coronary heart disease (CHD) is a narrowing of the small blood vessels that supply blood and oxygen to the heart. CHD is also called coronary artery disease.Coronary artery disease is …The correct answer is all of the above. Coronary artery disease (CAD) and coronary heart disease describe the same ...

  • Surgery

    Heart pacemaker

    A pacemaker is a small, battery-operated electronic device which is inserted under the skin to help the heart beat regularly and at an appropriate rate. The pacemaker has leads that travel through a large vein to the heart, where the wires are anchored. The leads send the electrical impulses to the heart to tell it to beat.

    A pacemaker is a small, battery-operated device that senses when your heart is beating . It sends a signal to your heart that makes your heart beat at the correct pace.

  • Test

    His bundle electrography

    His bundle electrography is a test that measures electrical activity in a part of the heart that carries the signals that control the time between heartbeats (contractions).

  • Surgery

    Implantable cardioverter-defibrillator

    Implantable cardioverter-defibrillator

    An implantable cardioverter-defibrillator (ICD) is a device that detects any life-threatening, rapid heartbeat. If such a heartbeat, called an , occurs, the ICD quickly sends an electrical shock to the heart to change the rhythm back to normal. This is called defibrillation.

  • Test

    Intracardiac electrophysiology study (EPS)

    Intracardiac electrophysiology study (EPS) is a test to look at how well the heart’s electrical signals are working. It is used to check for abnormal heartbeats or .

  • Test

    Swan-Ganz - right heart catheterization

    Right heart catheterization involves the passage of a catheter (a thin flexible tube) into the right side of the heart to obtain diagnostic information about the heart and for continuous monitoring of heart function in critically ill patients.

    Swan-Ganz catheterization is the passing of a thin tube (catheter) into the right side of the heart and the arteries leading to the lungs to monitor the heart’s function and blood flow, usually in persons who are very ill.