OHSU Healthcare Topic Search: General Cardiology
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Implantable Cardioverter Defibrillator (ICD) Insertion (tests & procedures)
During this procedure, an electronic device is inserted into the chest to help regulate electrical problems with the heart by providing either anti-tachycardia pacing (ATP) or shock therapy to prevent sudden cardiac arrest.
Pacemaker Insertion (tests & procedures)
During a pacemaker insertio, a small electronic device is implanted in the chest (just below the collarbone) to help regulate electrical problems with the heart.
Echocardiogram (tests & procedures)
An echocardiogram is a procedure in which ultrasonic sound waves are used to assess the heart's function and structures.
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Cardiac Catheterization (tests & procedures)
Cardiac catheterization is a procedure in which a catheter is moved through a blood vessel to the heart in order to better diagnose coronary heart disease, valvular heart disease, congestive heart failure and other heart conditions.
Electrophysiological Studies (tests & procedures)
When a problem develops with the heart’s rhythm, there may or may not be any symptoms. An electrophysiological study (EP study) is an invasive procedure that tests the heart's electrical system to determine the cause of the dysrhythmia.
Glossary of terms relating to cardiovascular disease and heart healthy living
Heart Transplantation Procedure (tests & procedures)
A heart transplant is a surgical procedure performed to remove the diseased heart from a patient and replace it with a healthy one from an organ donor.