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

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