ch 9.9 surgical procedures and laboratory tests and procedures

  1. anastomosis
    creation of passage between two vessels
  2. angioplasty
    repair of vessel
  3. angiorrhaphy
    suture of a vessel
  4. arteriectomy
    excision of section of artery
  5. arterioplasty
    repair of artery
  6. arteriorrhaphy
    suture of artery
  7. arteriotomy
    incision of artery
  8. artificial cardiac pacemaker
    device (implanted or external) used in place of defective sinoatrial node to supplyelectrical impulses to heart
  9. cardiac prosthesis
    artificial replacement of cardiac tissue, such as plastic valves and patches or plastic tubular grafts for diseased arteries
  10. cardiocentesis
    surgical puncture or incision of heart
  11. cardiotomy
    surgical incision of heart
  12. lymphadenectomy
    excision of lymph node
  13. open heart surgery
    surgical procedures involving prolonged manipulation inside heart, with heart detached from systemic circulation and heart-lung machine replacing its function
  14. splenectomy
    removal of spleen
  15. splenorrhaphy
    repair of spleen
  16. thrombectomy
    excision of thrombus from blood vessels
  17. thymectomy
    removal of thymus
  18. venipuncture
    puncture of vein to draw blood
  19. abdominal aortography
    X-ray studies of abdominal aorta and other vessels, using contrast medium
  20. activated partial tromboplastin time
    blood test to screen for coagulation disorders and various clotting factors
  21. angiocardiogram
    contrast medium injected to study heart and its vessels by use of X ray
  22. angiogram
    contrast medium injected into blood vessels and X ray taken (used to study vessels throughout body)
  23. blood culture
    sample of blood incubated in growth medium to determine type of organism causing infection
  24. bone marrow aspiration
    insertion of needle into bone to obtain samples of bone marrow for analysis to diagnose disorders involving red and white blood cells by evaluating them as to appearance, numbers, development, and presence of infection
  25. cardiac catheterization
    passage of a small catheter into heart via vein to inject dye for X-ray purposes, to record pressure and to discover anomalies of heart
  26. coagulation tests
    tests of blood plasma and serum to determine clotting ability
  27. complete blood count (CBC)
    tests to determine number of red and white cells, hematocrit, and hemoglobin percentage in blood
  28. Coomb's test
    test to determine presence of antibodies against red blood cells
  29. differential blood count
    percentages of leukocytes in blood sample
  30. echocardiography (cardiac ultrasound examination)
    use of high-frequency sound waves to visualize heart for assessing valvular heart disease and overall heart function
  31. electrocardiograph (ECG or EKG)
    instrument that produces graphic record of electrical currents of heart
  32. erythrocyte sedimentation rate
    measure of rate at which red blood cells settle in unclotted blood, used as an indication of presence of infammatory diseases and infections
  33. glucose tolerance test
    measurement of blood sugar levels at specific intervals after fasting patient's intake of glucose, used to determine effectiveness of sugar metabolism
  34. hematocrit
    procedure or apparatus for determining erythrocytic volume in whole blood
  35. hemogram
    written record of differential blood count
  36. hemolysis
    rupture of red cells with release of hemoglobin
  37. prothrombin time
    test to determine time necessary for clot formation in plasma, which provides measure of activity of various coagulation factors
  38. reticulocyte count
    measure of reticulocytes as percentage of all red cells
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ch 9.9 surgical procedures and laboratory tests and procedures
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