see Implantable cardioverter defibrillator
|Implantable cardioverter defibrillator (ICD)||
A battery-powered device implanted in the chest to monitor and, if necessary, correct episodes of serious abnormal heart rhythms that can cause sudden death
Narrowing of artery walls due to the buildup of scar tissue around the stent. See Restenosis.
Tissue death caused by oxygen deprivation.
|Inferior vena cava||
A large vein that returns blood from the legs and abdomen to the heart.
any drug that affects the strength of the heart muscle's contractions; sometimes used to treat advanced heart failure; the most commonly used inotrope is digitalis
A hormone that regulates blood sugar (glucose) levels in the blood by converting excess glucose to glycogen.
When the body does not respond properly to insulin and is unable to regulate blood sugar. Insulin resistance is associated with type 2 diabetes.
|Insulin resistance syndrome||
See Metabolic Syndrome.
A cardiologist who specializes in interventional technologies such as cardiac catheterization and angioplasty.
The inner layer of the arterial wall.
bleeding within the brain
Within a vein, a common mode of delivering medication.
A test or procedure that penetrates the body or punctures the skin.