Glossary

Embolus
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September 10, 2012
A particle that wanders with the blood stream from the site where it is created to another remote site, where it can cause arterial occlusion. Embolus can consist of thrombus (blood clot), air, fat and more.
Pulmonary embolism (PE)
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September 10, 2012
Pulmonary embolism is a condition, in which a thrombus, air bubble, fat from a fractured bone or particles of other materials (such as lipid substances from an atherosclerotic plaque) reach by the way of blood circulation any pulmonary blood vessel and...
Adams-Stokes syndrome
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September 10, 2012
Recurrent episodes of syncope and additional neurological symptoms caused by a drastic decrease in cardiac output due to particularly low heart rate.
Antiphospholipid Syndrome (APS, Hughes syndrome, sticky blood syndrome)
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September 10, 2012
People suffering from this syndrome expose an increased tendency to thrombosis. Thrombi usually occur in the lower extremities, but other body regions can be involved as well. According to one theory, this syndrome is an auto-immune disorder with impaired...
Sick sinus syndrome (SSS)
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September 10, 2012
This syndrome is characteristic for old age and is caused by degenerative processes of the electrical conduction system of the heart. The degenerated conduction system tends to give rise to different rhythm disorders, which can be rapid or slow. Therefore,...
Wolff-Parkinson-White Syndrome (WPW)
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September 10, 2012
A congenital anatomical disorder, in which an additional electrical conduction pathway connects the atrium with the ventricle. This additional pathway is known as Kent’s bundle. Due to this bypass, electrical stimuli arising from the sinus may reach...