Monitoring of a pacemaker done over the telephone.
see "exercise stress test" and "exercise ankle-brachial index (ABI)"
|Tricuspid regurgitation (insufficiency)||
Failure of the tricuspid valve to close properly, permitting blood to flow backwards into the right atrium.
A narrowing or stiffness of the tricuspid valve that generally only affects people who have had rheumatic fever.
One of four heart valves, it maintains the one-way flow of blood from the right atrium to the right ventricle by opening and shutting as the heart muscle expands and contracts.
in the context of blood clots, a trigger is an event that causes a blood clot to form in a woman who is already at risk; common blood clot triggers include pregnancy, major surgery, trauma, and long periods of immobility
Fats that are used by the body for energy. At high levels, blood triglycerides increase the risk of heart disease.
A protein found in heart muscle that is released into the bloodstream when the heart is damaged.
|Type A personality||
A description of people with distinctive traits consisting of aggressiveness, impatience, and competitiveness. People with type A personalities are at a higher risk for heart disease.
an open sore that is slow to heal or does not heal at all; ulcers on the legs or feet may be a sign of peripheral vascular disease
High-frequency sound waves that are used for diagnostic and treatment purposes.
A type of dietary fat that does not raise cholesterol levels. Unsaturated fats come in two forms: monounsaturated and polyunsaturated.
Chest pain that is unpredictable because it does not occur during or after a trigger such as stress or exercise. The chest discomfort may even occur at rest and may occur more readily and more frequently over time.
Plaques that, in comparison to stable plaques, have a larger fatty core, more white blood cells encased within, and a thinner, softer, more unpredictable coating that might be stripped off at any time without warning, which can cause a plaque rupture. See also Plaque rupture.
analysis of a urine sample to determine how well your kidneys are working; this test looks for any physical or chemical changes in urine, such as color, clarity, and the presence of certain compounds; abnormal results may indicate that kidney artery disease has reduced blood flow to your kidneys