Glossary

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...
Post-myocardial infarction syndrome
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September 10, 2012
An inflammatory syndrome, which can appear during the recovery phase after a myocardial infarction or following cardiac surgery. It is characterized by an inflammatory process of the pericardium, which can be manifested by fever, chest pain, shortness...
Stenocardia
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September 10, 2012
See entry: Angina pectoris
Cardiac Output
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September 10, 2012
The quantity of blood that the heart pumps in one minute. It is the product of the stroke volume (the blood quantity sent to the circulation by each heart beat) multiplied by heart rate (number of beats per minute). At rest, cardiac output is approximately...
Cardiomyopathy (myocardiopathy)
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September 10, 2012
A chronic disease afflicting the heart muscle and causing structural and functional myocardial changes. It may cause heart enlargement, cardiac insufficiency, increased tendency to rhythm disorders, formation of thrombi (blood clots) and more. Causes...