2 words; left atrioventricular valve
2 words; right atrioventricular valve
2 words; the pacemaker of the heart
a condition that is also referred to as the "silent killer"
recommended diet to manage hypertension
turbulent blood flow that results in blowing, whooshing or rasping sounds that occurs during heartbeat
blood pressure below 90/60
bluish, purplish discolouration of skin or mucus membranes due to low oxygen saturation
2 words; metabolic disorder that causes blood glucose levels to rise
low blood potassium levels
deviation form the normal pattern of the heart beat
2 words; life-threatening arrhythmia; diagnosed when there are three or more Premature Ventricular Contractions (PVCs) in a row
2 words; severe derangement of the heart rhythm; ventricular quiver, no pulse
cardiac arrest rhythm with no electrical activity present on ECG; flat line.
antiplatelet agent commonly given at 81mg
gradual thickening of the arterial wall, resulting in a narrow lumen
excessive level of lipids in plasma
out-pouchings or dilations of the blood vessel wall
inflammation of the veins due to formation of thrombus
blood vessel that carries deoxygenated blood back to heart; contains one-way valves
bandages used for the management of venous ulcers
2 words; solution that is commonly used to clean wounds
3 words; pain in a limb that is no longer there
resting heart rate below 60 beats per minute
change of skin in the lower legs that often occurs in patients with venous insufficiency
2 words; enlarged and twisted veins
surgical procedure that widens an artery with the insertion of a stent
anticoagulant that is commonly used to prevent the formation of blood clots
medical procedure that delivers electric shocks to restore a normal heart rhythm

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