An electrocardiogram performed while the patient exercises in a controlled manner on a treadmill or stationary bicycle at varied speeds and elevations. This test can help detect heart vessel irregularities, disease, and damage. See also Electrocardiogram.
Interruption of blood flow to parts of the brain caused by a blocked or bleeding artery that results in the death of cells in the brain. Also known as a brain attack. See also Ischemic stroke and Hemorrhagic stroke.
An area in the southeastern US, particularly South Carolina, North Carolina, Arkansas, Tennessee, and Georgia, that has an unusually high rate of stroke and heart disease
The amount of blood that the heart pumps out at each contraction.
|Subarachnoid hemorrhage (SAH)||
bleeding in the tissue or space surrounding the brain
The large vein under the collarbone.
Under the tongue.
|Sudden cardiac death (SCD)||
When the heart abruptly stops beating, often brought on by a heart rhythm problem.
|Super aspirin Glycoprotein IIb/IIIa inhibitors||
Antiplatelet medications that reduce the bloods ability to clot; called super aspirins because they work in a similar way to aspirin, but have a much stronger effect.
|Superior vena cava||
The large vein that returns blood from the head and arms to the heart.
Meaning above the ventricles. A descriptor for heart rhythm disturbances that affect the upper chambers of the heart.
|surgical aneurysm repair||
a surgical procedure in which the diseased part of the aorta is removed and replaced with an artificial graft; the standard treatment to prevent aortic aneurysms from bursting
Procedure that uses a metal clip to block off an aneurysm that has caused a bleeding (hemorrhagic) stroke
|Sympathetic nervous system||
The section of the autonomic nervous system that controls heart rate, size of blood vessels, and many other functions of the body.
The medical term for fainting, a symptom of heart failure.