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Med terms ch 5 presentation

  1. 1. Cardiovascular Procedures <br />Christina Wilbur<br />Prof. R Abdullah<br />Spring 2011<br />
  2. 2. Stress Test<br />Procedure used to help doctors measure cardiovascular fitness by seeing how your heart handles work <br />Patients wear a blood pressure cuff and electrocardiogram(EKG) while asked to walk on a treadmill or bike that steadily increases intensity .<br />The patient is monitored for the following:<br />Heart Rate<br />Breathing<br />Blood Pressure<br />Level of Tiredness <br />
  3. 3. Stress Test<br />What are Stress Tests used for?<br />Diagnose coronary artery disease<br />Diagnose heart-related symptoms such as chest pain, lightheadedness and shortness of breath<br />Determine safe levels of exercise<br />Check effectiveness of a procedure done to improve blood circulation<br />Predict risk of heart related conditions such as heart attack<br />
  4. 4. Extracorporeal Circulation<br />Procedure used during open heart surgeries <br />During surgery, blood is rerouted to a heart-lung machine outside the body.<br />Blood circuit is continuous with bodily circulation<br />Blood is oxygenated and repumped into the body<br />
  5. 5. Extracorporeal Circulation<br /> Blood circuit through a heart-lung machine<br />
  6. 6. Echocardiography<br />Noninvasive procedure used to see internal cardiac structures<br />Heart is assessed via one and two dimensional images produced by an ultrasound machine<br />Cardiac valve activity often evaluated with this method<br />
  7. 7. Echocardiography<br />What is an echocardiography used for?<br />See how the chambers and valves are working <br />Evaluate pumping function <br />Identify areas of the heart muscle that are not functioning properly <br />May be due to poor blood flow or injury from previous heart attacks <br />Detect possible blood clots, fluid buildup and problems with the aorta <br />

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