Procedure Types Azalyn Hickman Presentation 5K Medical Terminology 120 Professor Rashidah Abdullah
Doppler ultrasound• A test that can be used to measure blood flow throughout ones veins.• Uses high frequency sound waves from circulating red blood cells• Rate change helps estimate how fast blood flows
Doppler ultrasound• Doctors can check for injuries in ones arteries• Common uses – Blood clots – Weak valves – Blocked arteries – Carotid artery stenosis
Stress testingEvaluate ones HEART during physical activity
• The PURPOSETo get the heart pumping so any defects can be detected Helps diagnose CHD Coronary Heart Diseases
Thrombolytic Therapy• Drug used to breakdown BLOOD CLOTS Did you know BLOOD CLOTS can cause heart attacks and strokes
Thrombolytic Therapy• The process include injection of streptokinase or plasminogen injected into blood vessels. This will DISSOLVE the clots• Most common drug used for this therapy is tPA (Tissue Plasminogen Activator)
Referencess"Thrombolytic Therapy: MedlinePlus Medical Encyclopedia." U.S National Library of Medicine. U.S. National Library of Medicine, n.d. Web. 20 June 2012. <http://www.nlm.nih.gov/medlineplus/ency/article/007089.htm>."What Is Stress Testing?" - NHLBI, NIH. N.p., n.d. Web. 20 June 2012. <http://www.nhlbi.nih.gov/health/health-topics/topics/stress/>.Mayo Clinic. Mayo Foundation for Medical Education and Research, 11 Mar. 2011. Web. 20 June 2012. <http://www.mayoclinic.com/health/doppler-ultrasound/AN00511>.