The device often used to measure blood pressure consisting of an inflatable rubber cuff, an air pump, and a column of mercury or dial that registers air pressure.
small veins that rise above the surface of the skin and may appear flesh colored, blue, or dark purple; similar to varicose veins, but smaller and closer to the surface
see "lumbar puncture"
A rise in a specific section of the electrocardiogram (ECG) pattern, which indicates a heart problem.
Chest pain with predictable onset, duration, and severity that occurs during or after a predictable trigger such as exercise, smoking, or stress.
Plaque that develops a relatively thick covering due to calcification. Stable plaques are the primary cause of atherosclerosis.
The first stage in the ACC/AHA Classification of heart failure; women at high risk for developing heart failure but without damage to the heart
The second stage in the ACC/AHA Classification of heart failure; women with damage to the heart but who have never had symptoms of heart failure; for example, those who have had heart attack
The third stage in the ACC/AHA Classification of heart failure; women with heart failure symptoms caused by damage to the heart, including shortness of breath, tiredness, inability to exercise
The fourth stage in the ACC/AHA Classification of heart failure; women who have advanced heart failure and severe symptoms difficult to manage with standard treatment
Reduced or discontinued flow.
Class of drugs that lower cholesterol.
Narrowing of a blood vessel or valve. See also Restenosis.
Tiny, wire-mesh tubes that are implanted to prop open clogged arteries. See also Drug-eluting stents.
a combination of an echocardiogram test and a stress (exercise) test; used to see how your heart muscle performs when it is working hard (stressed)